1204 The treacherous Genoese forces of the
Crusade captured the allied city of Constantinople and
ravaged it for three days.
1579 The printing of the Formula
of Concord was completed.
1633 The formal inquest of
Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) by
Nicolaus Hunnius, Lutheran theologian, died at Luebeck
(b. 11 July 1585, Marburg).
Felice de Giardini, the Italian composer and chorister,
was born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 8 June 1796).
Christian Friedrich Spittler, mission director, was born
in Wimsheim, Wuerttemberg (d. 8 December 1867). [German
Church Mission Society for Africa and the East (also
called the Anglican Church Mission Society) was founded at
London "for sending missionaries to the continent of Africa
and other parts of the heathen world."
Arthur Henry Messiter, composer, was born (d. 2 July
1916, New York, New York).
Frederick William Foster, hymn translator, died in
Ockbrook, near Danby, England (b. 1 August 1760, Bradford,
West Yorkshire, England).
Judson, missionary to India and Burma, died (b. 9 August
1860 Alfred Ramsey, hymnist, was born in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1926).
Samuel M. Zwemer, American Dutch Reformed missionary,
was born in Vriesland, Michigan (d. 2 April 1952).
Louis A. Sabatier (b. 22 October 1839), French
Protestant theologian, died.
Thomas De Witt Talmage (b. 1832), American Presbyterian
J. A. Huegli, one of the founders of the Lutheran school
for the deaf in Detroit and president of the Northern
District of the Missouri Synod, died in Detroit, Michigan
(b. 23 January 1831).
1912 Clara Barton
(b. 25 December 1821), founder of the American Red Cross,
1914 An 11-day constitutional convention
that saw the founding of the
Assemblies of God ended at Hot Springs, Arkansas.
John Henry Charles Fritz, educator and dean of Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis), died (b. 30 July 1874).
Charles H. Marsh (b. 8 April 1886), American
Congregational pastor and composer, died.