1380 Italian mystic and Dominican tertiary
Catherine of Siena (b. 25 March 1347) died from
exhaustion brought on by her efforts to unite rival factions
in the church.
1429 Joan of Arc
(ca. 1412–1431), who had also
experienced mystical visions and voices since childhood,
entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a victory over
1530 Martin Luther published his
"Exhortation to All Clergy Assembled at Augsburg."
1535 Monks in England were executed for
refusing to acknowledge
(1491–1547) as the head of the
Johann Graumann (Poliander), hymnist, died in
Koenigsberg (b. 5 July 1487, Neustadt an der Aisch, Middle
Franconia, Bavaria). [German
Melchior Teschner, composer, was born (d. 1 December
1635, Oberpritschen, Posen).
Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer and writer,
died (b. ca. 1517).
1607 The first Anglican church in the
American colonies was established at
John Rippon, English Baptist clergyman, was born (d. 17
Christian Gottlieb Blumhardt, one of the founders of the
Basel Missionary Society in 1804 and an inspector for the
Basel Missionary School, was born in Stuttgart (d. 19
December 1838, Basel). [German
Lorrin Andrews, Congregational missionary to Hawaii, was
born (d. 29 September 1868).
Eduard Raimund Baierlein, Lutheran missionary among the
Chippewa (Ojibwe) Indians near Frankenmuth, Michigan, was born (d. 12
Joseph H. Gilmore, American Baptist clergyman and Hebrew
instructor, was born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 23 July
“Stonewall” Jackson (1824–1863),
Confederate general in the Civil War, confessed Christ by
public baptism at Saint John Episcopal Church in New York
Theodore Henry Carl Buenger, professor and president at
Concordia College (Saint Paul, Minnesota), was born in
Chicago (d. 9 September 1943).
Eduard Pardieck, professor and theologian, was born (or
28 April) in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 21 March 1926).
Nelson Darby, founder and leader of the Plymouth
Brethren, died in Bournemouth (b. 18 November 1800).
1945 U.S. troops liberated the Nazi
concentration camp at Dachau, Germany.