558 In Constantinople the dome of the
Hagia Sophia collapsed.
Justinian I immediately ordered the dome rebuilt.
Second Council of Lyon convened under Gregory X (ca.
von Sickingen, who championed the Reformation by force
of arms, died (b. 2 March 1481).
Louis I de Bourbon, prince of Condé,
the first great leader of the Huguenots (French
Protestants), was born (d. 13 March 1569).
1570 The Conference of Zerbst began in an
effort to develop the Formula
meetings were forbidden by Elizabeth I of England.
1605 Russian prelate Nikon,
patriarch of Moscow and the head of the Russian Church,
was born in Valdemanovo (d. 17 August 1681).
Tobias Clausnitzer, hymnist, died in Weiden, Germany (b.
2 February 1619, Sweden).
Cornelius Heinrich Dretzel, composer, died (b. 18
September 1697, Nürnberg).
1794 The worship of a “supreme being,” a
deist god, was declared in
Charles Philip Krauth, American Lutheran theologian and
educator, was born in New Goshenhoppen, Montgomery County,
Pennsylvania (d. 30 May 1867).
Brahms, celebrated German composer and pianist, was born
in Hamburg (d. 3 April 1897).
Elisha A. Hoffman, American clergyman in the Evangelical
Church, was born in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 25 November
1929, Chicago, Illinois).
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer, was born in
Votkinsk, Russia (d. 6 November 1893).
Gustav Adolf von Harnack, German Lutheran Church
historian and theologian, was born in Dorpat, Livonia
(modern Estonia) (d. 10 June 1930).
Bernardine Dorothy Hoppe, hymnist and hymn translator,
was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2 August 1941,
1899 Adolf F. Meyer was born in Winfield,
Kansas, and graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis).
From 1923 to 1967 he was a member of the Board of Directors
of the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau of New York City.
Also, from 1926 to 1948 he served as the chairman of the
LCMS's “press committee.” He died 6 July 1988 in Elizabeth,
Richard S. Willis, American music scholar and composer,
died in Detroit, Michigan (b. 10 February 1819, Boston,
Otto P. Kretzmann, professor at Concordia Theological
Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) and president of Valparaiso
University, was born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 14
1979 Walter F. Troeger, president of the
Southern California District of the Missouri Synod, died in
Santa Monica, California (b. 4 November 1890, Lutherville,
Arkansas). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1913 and served parishes in Santa Monica and
Redondo Beach, California. He was district president from
1942 to 1948.
Pope John Paul II (1920–2005)
traveled to Romania, becoming the first pope to visit a
predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the
Great Schism in 1054.
2007 An Israeli team of archaeologists of the
Hebrew University led by Ehud Netzer, announced they had
discovered the tomb of
the Great. The site is located at the exact location
given by Flavius Josephus, atop of tunnels and water pools
at a flattened desert site halfway up the hill to
Herodium, 12 kilometers south of Jerusalem.