Benedict II was buried.
1373 English mystic Julian
of Norwich (ca. 1342–ca. 1416)
received revelations that she later recorded in her book,
The Sixteen Revelations of Love Divine.
1521 Roman Catholic educator and writer
Petrus Canisius born in Nijmegan, Netherlands (d. 21
Parable of Wicked Mammon
Edward Foxe, an English churchman, bishop of Hereford,
the most Lutheran of Henry VIII's bishops, died (b. ca.
1496). He assisted in drafting the
Ten Articles of 1536.
1558 The Act
of Uniformity received Queen Elizabeth I's royal assent,
reinstating the forms of worship Henry VIII had ordered and
mandating the use of the Book of Common Prayer (1552). It
also made the monarch the head of the Church of England.
Jacobus Arminius (1560–1609),
Dutch founder of an anti-Calvinist Reformed theology, was
appointed professor of theology at the University of Leiden.
John A. Treutlen (1734–1782),
Lutheran layman, became governor of Georgia.
1792 A Moravian mission was established at
Oxford, Canada, by David
1814 The first Bishop of
was consecrated privately because the India company feared
Charlotte Maria Tucker, missionary to India, was born in
Barnet, England (d. 2 December 1893).
1824 German composer
Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770–1827)
choral work Missa Solemnis, a mass in D (opus 123),
was first performed in Vienna.
Henry Dunant, Swiss philanthropist and founder of the
Red Cross (1864) and the Young Men's Christian Association,
was born in Geneva (d. 30 October 1910).
Conrad Dietrich Wyneken (1810–1876)
was ordained at Saint Wilhadi Church,
Southern Baptist Convention was organized in Augusta,
1889 The Alpha Synod of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church of Freedmen in America was organized by four
pastors of North Carolina Synod (David Koonts, president; W.
Philo Phifer, secretary; Sam Holt; and Nathan Clapp). When
their leader (Koonts) died in 1890, the remaining three
pastors appealed to President H. C. Schwan of the Missouri
Synod for assistance. The result was that the Lutheran
Synodical Conference took up the work among African
Americans in North Carolina beginning in 1891.
1895 Roman Catholic archbishop and
broadcaster Fulton J.
Sheen was born in El Paso, Illinois (d. 9 December
Ethelbert Stauffer, German Lutheran New Testament
scholar, was born in Friedelsheim, Germany (d. 1 August
Henry McNeal Turner (b. 1834), the first African
American army chaplain in the United States, died in
Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Handley Carr Glyn Moule (b. 23 December 1841), British New
Testament scholar, died.
Nils Jules Bakke, pioneer missionary among African
Americans, died in Milwaukee (b. 8 September 1853).
1955 The Malappuram, India, Muslim mission
property was dedicated.
1960 The Lutheran Women's Missionary
League of Great Britain was organized.
Herman Hugo Hohenstein, a pioneer in religious
broadcasting, died (b. 26 January 1894).
1982 Billy Graham
(b. 7 November 1918) began a Moscow crusade despite American
President Ronald Reagan's opposition.
1984 Benjamin Weil, a Presbyterian
clergyman, was kidnapped in Beirut by members of a Palestine