Pope Alexander II died.
Abelard (b. 1079), French philosopher, teacher and
von Hutten, hymnist and Reformation publicist, was born
at Steckelberg Castle, near Fulda, Franconia (d. 29 August
1512 The Second Council of Pisa suspended
Julius II as pope. To counter the political consequences of
this action, Julius convened the
Fifth Council of the Lateran in Rome less than a month
later on 3 May.
Martin Schalling, hymnist, was born in Strasbourg (d.
19/29 December 1608).
Valerius Herberger, Lutheran theologian and hymnist, was
born in Fraustadt, Posen (d. 18 May 1627, Fraustadt). [German
Dordrecht Confession of the
Toleration Act was passed by the Maryland Assembly after
strong support by Lord Baltimore, the Roman Catholic
proprietor of Maryland. The act protected Roman Catholics
within the colony against Protestant harassment, which was
rising due to Oliver Cromwell's rise to power in England in
Heber, English churchman and hymnist, was born in Malpas,
Cheshire, England (d. 3 April 1826).
Goodwin, rector of the Episcopal House of Prayer in
Newark, New Jersey, who patented a method for making
transparent, flexible roll film, was born in Taughannock,
New York (d. 31 December 1900).
1855 Boston Sunday school teacher Edward
Kimball led eighteen-year-old shoe clerk Dwight L.
Moody (1837–1899) to a saving
faith in Jesus Christ at the Holton Shoe Store in Boston. A
year and a half later Moody moved to Chicago, where he
embarked on a preaching career, eventually becoming one of
the most well-known Gospel evangelists of his day.
Johnson Oatman Jr., American Methodist hymn writer, was
born near Medford, New Jersey (d. 25 September 1922, Norman,
Anna Belle Russell, active American Methodist laywoman
and hymn writer, was born in Pine Valley, New York (d. 29
October 1954, Corning, New York).
John Edmund Seuel, professor and manager of Concordia
Publishing House, was born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 9 May
Georgia E. Harkness, American theological instructor,
was born in Harkness, New York (d. 30 August 1974,
Aiden Wilson Tozer, influential pastor and devotional
writer of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, was
born (d. 12 May 1963).
1898 Norman Henry Snaith, Methodist Old
Testament scholar, was born in Oxfordshire, England (d.
1982). His greatest contributions to biblical studies were
the texts he produced on the Psalms (1934, 1938, 1945,
1920 The first Missouri Synod Lutheran
chapel was opened in Shihnan, China.
Robert Seymour Bridges, hymn translator, died (b. 23
Philip Wambsganss Jr., a pastor at Fort Wayne, Indiana,
prominent in Missouri Synod welfare work, died (b. 16
February 1857). He was president of the Lutheran Deaconess
Association from 1919 to 1933.
William Herman Theodore Dau, member of the faculty of
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) and president of Valparaiso
University, died (b. 8 February 1864).
1978 The first volunteer youth minister (VYM)
to be received by the China Evangelical Lutheran Church (CELC),
Rod Ketcher, arrived in Taipei, Taiwan. Previously the
program had existed only in Japan.