1205 Crusader King
Amalric II of Jerusalem died (b. 1145).
Regensburg Conference, a continuation of the Colloquy of
Worms, was held.
1548 The British Parliament ordered the
first printing of the English
Book of Common Prayer.
David Denicke, hymnist, died (b. 1603, Zittau, Saxony).
John Burkhard Freystein, hymnist, died (b. 18 April
1671, Weissenfels, Germany).
1745 Colonial American missionary David
Brainerd (1718–1747) began his
four-year work among the New England Indians at Kaunaumeek
(between Stockbridge and Albany, Massachusetts).
Jesuits were expelled from Spain by Emperor Charles III.
Originally approved by Pope Paul III in 1540, the Society of
Jesus thereafter increased rapidly in size and influence.
Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg (1750–1801),
son of Henry Melchior, was elected Speaker of the U.S. House
William Chalmers Burns, Presbyterian missionary to China
and translator, was born in Dun, Scotland (d. 4 April 1868,
John Coleridge Patteson, English missionary bishop, was
born in London, England (d. 20 September 1871).
Christian Hochstetter, Missouri Synod historian, was
born at Lorch, Wuerttemberg (d. 12 June 1905).
Tolton, the first African American to be ordained a
Roman Catholic priest (1886), was born in Ralls County,
Missouri (d. 9 July 1897).
Fredrik Melius Christiansen, founder of the Saint Olaf
Choir, was born (d. 1 June 1955).
1880 Henry Dietrich Mensing was born in
Landesbergen, Germany (d. 17 December 1940, Baltimore,
Maryland). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1903 and served as a pastor in Australia (1903–1915);
Wentzville, Missouri (1915–1920);
and Fort Smith, Arkansas (1920–1923).
He was a professor of Latin, English and religion at
Concordia College (Fort Wayne, Indiana) from 1923 to 1927
where he also organized Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fort
Wayne and aided in the movement to obtain Valparaiso
University as a Lutheran institution. From 1928 until his
death he performed institutional mission work for the
Baltimore City Mission Board.
Albert H. Beck, professor and composer, was born in
Baltimore, Maryland (d. 30 May 1962, River Forest,
Frederick Kuegele, first president of the English
Missouri Synod, died in Waynesboro, Virginia (b. 16 April
1925 British statesman Lord
(Arthur James) Balfour (1848–1930)
inaugurated the Hebrew University at Jerusalem.
Gerhard Kittel (1888–1948)
published the first fascicle (partial volume) of the
Theologisches Wörterbuch zum Neuen
Testament. The English translation is known as TDNT (Theological
Dictionary of the New Testament).
1964 Lutheran work among Nigerian Muslims
was begun at Zaria, Nigeria.
Lutheran Synod of Mexico was formed.
Gordon Lindsay (b. 1906), founder of Christ for the
Nations, Inc., in 1948, died.
1976 The Japan Lutheran Church