(ca. 386–ca. 451) was consecrated
bishop of Constantinople.
Blessed Anthony Neyrot (in Italian: Antonio) (b. 1425),
an Italian Dominican priest, apostate to Islam and reconvert
to Christianity, was martyred on Holy Thursday.
Philipp Melanchthon’s (1497–1560)
Loci Communes was published.
1583 Hugo Grotius
(Hugo de Groot), Arminian statesman and theologian and a
Dutch jurist, was born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 28 August
Pope Gregory XIII died (b. 7 January 1502).
Johann Ernestus Gutwasser, the first Lutheran pastor in
New York, was ordained.
Karl Rudolph Demme, active in liturgical and
hymnological work, was born in Germany (d. 1 September
Peter Lange, German Reformed New Testament exegete, was
born in Elberfeld, Prussia (d. 9 July 1884).
Richard Allen (1760–1831)
became the first elected bishop of the new African Methodist
Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church.
M. Noel, hymnist, was born at Teston, Kent, England (d.
7 December 1877, Saint Marylebone, Middlesex, England).
Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople was hanged by the
Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is
thrown into the Bosphorus.
Wilhelm Streissguth, president of the Wisconsin Synod,
was born in Lahr, duchy of Baden, Germany (d. 20 May 1915).
Booth, founder and first General of the Salvation Army,
was born in Nottingham, England (d. 20 August 1912).
Kremser, German chorister, was born in Vienna, Austria
(d. 27 November 1914).
Adolph Friedrich Theodor Biewend died (b. 6 May 1816).
1861 Gottfried John Wegener was born in
Bremen, Germany (d. 25 November 1946, New Orleans,
Louisiana). He was a graduate of Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1882 and served as a pastor at Dieterich and
Altamont, Illinois, and at Saint Paul Lutheran Church (New
Orleans). He was president of the Southern District from
1891 to 1927 and president of the Bethlehem Orphan Home in
New Orleans for twenty-five years.
Calvin Francis Kuder, Lutheran missionary to India, was
born at Laurys, Pennsylvania (d. 8 September 1935).
Victor George Augustine Tressler, president of the
General Synod, was born in Somerfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1
John R. Sweney (b. 31 December 1837), American
Francis Fletcher, American Episcopalian ethicist, was
born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1991).
1907 The Lutheran Seminary at Porto Alegre,
Brazil, was opened.
Ernst Christian Achelis, leader in the Reformed Church
of Germany, died (b. 13 January 1838).
1933 Henry van
Dyke (b. 1852), American Presbyterian clergyman, died.
1945 U.S. armed forces liberated the Nazi
concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (b. 1 May 1881), French
Jesuit priest and paleontologist, died.
tornado in the Wichita Falls, Texas, area destroyed the
facilities of the Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ.
1995 Martin Luther Koehneke died (b. 11
April 1916). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1939 and served parishes in Texas and Illinois.
From 1949 to 1950 he served as a circuit counselor and from
1950 to 1954 he was the counselor for parish education in
the Texas District. He later served as president of
Concordia Teachers College (River Forest, Illinois). From
1972 until his retirement in 1981 he was the senior
vice-president of the Aid Association for Lutherans.