Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, was
assassinated in Tyre two days after his title to the throne
was confirmed by election.
Nikolaus Manuel, poet of the Swiss Reformation, died (b.
ca. 1484, Bern, Switzerland). [German
1552 The second session of the Council
of Trent ended.
1553 Sullaqa, superior of the monastery of
Rabban Hormizd, was chosen by the
to reunite them with the Catholic church and made his
profession in Rome.
1611 The Pontifical and Royal
University of Santo Tomas, the Catholic University of
the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and
the largest Catholic university in the world, was
1832 At the end of a two-day conference in
New York, the American
Baptist Home Mission Society was organized.
Vernon J. Charlesworth, English clergyman and headmaster
of Charles Spurgeon's Stockwell Orphanage, was born (d. 5
January 1915, London, England).
1841 The Roman Catholic missionary Pierre
Chanel died a martyr on Tonga, where he had gone despite
strong Protestant resistance (b. 1802).
1872 English devotional writer
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–1879)
penned the words to her still-popular hymn "Lord, Speak to
Me that I May Speak."
1874 Susan Strachan, missions pioneer, was
born. Working together with her husband, Harry Strachan, she
Latin America Mission, Inc., in 1921 at Stony Brook, New
Brazil mission effort was begun by Missouri Synod
1907 Arthur Leonard Miller was born in
Saginaw, Michigan (d. 6 November 1994, Colorado Springs,
Colorado). He received his bachelor's degree from Concordia
Teachers College (River Forest, Illinois) and his master's
degree and doctorate from the University of Chicago. From
1946 to 1972 he served as the executive secretary for the
Missouri Synod's Board of Parish Education.
Henry Harris Jessup, missionary of the American Board of
Commissioners for Foreign Missions to Tripoli and Beirut,
died in Beirut, Syria (b. 19 April 1832).
1911 Thousands of Genevans demonstrated
for five hours against a religiously inspired ban on
gambling. A shocked
(1886–1968) was appalled at their
mindless slogans and came out in support of the ban.
Lutheran Churches of the Reformation was organized at
Emmaus Lutheran Church (Chicago) by congregations that
withdrew from the LCMS.