73 According to the Jewish historian
Josephus, 967 Jewish zealots under the leadership of Eleazar
ben Jair committed mass suicide within the fortress of Masada
the night before it was successfully besieged by the attacking
Roman Tenth Legion.
Richard Aungerville, an English writer, bibliophile,
Benedictine monk and bishop, died. He was a patron of
learning and one of the first English collectors of books
(b. 24 January 1287).
1434 The foundation stone of
Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Nantes,
France was laid.
Johannes Marbach, champion of Lutheranism, was born at
Lindau, Bavaria (d. 18 March 1581).
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, was chartered.
Johannes Olearius II, Lutheran hymnologist and
devotional writer, died (b. 17 September 1611, Halle). [German
Wilhelm Christoph Berkenmeyer, Lutheran pastor in New
York, was born in Bodenteich, Lueneberg, Germany (d. 1751).
John Wainwright, composer, was baptized at Stockport,
England (d. 28 January 1768, Cheshire, England).
George Frideric Handel, German composer of oratorios,
chamber music and concertos, died in London (b. 23 February
John Philip, South African missionary, was born in
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland (d. 27 August 1851).
Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in
(Pennsylvania Abolition Society), America's first society to
abolish slavery, was organized in Philadelphia.
William Bengo Collyer, hymnologist and English preacher
who compiled the English hymnbook, was born at Blackheath,
England (d. 8 January 1854).
William Charles Poole, American Methodist clergyman and
hymn writer, was born in Easton, Maryland (d. 24 December
Fisk Sherwin, American sacred chorister, died (b. 14
1903 Paul William Streufert was born in
Chicago, Illinois (d. 23 May 1983, Glendale Heights,
Illinois). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1927 and served congregations in Missouri,
Louisiana and Ohio. For the Missouri Synod he served on the
Board for Parish Education, the Board of Control of
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) and as vice-president of
1924 Friedrich Streckfuss died at
Springfield, Illinois (b. 7 September 1852, Van Wert County,
Ohio). He was a graduate of Concordia College (Fort Wayne,
Indiana) and Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1874 and
served as a pastor at Young America, Minnesota. He became a
professor of Latin in the proseminary and of symbolics in
the seminary at Springfield, Illinois, in 1892.