1310 In Paris fifty-four Knights
Templar were burned alive.
1522 Martin Luther published the first
part of his German New Testament translation.
Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559–1632),
destroyed Magdeburg during the
Thirty Years’ War.
1692 Anglicanism was made the state church
of Maryland. Three years later this is overturned. The state
had been founded by
Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (1605–1675)
to give refuge to Roman Catholics.
Elizabeth Cox, hymn translator, was born (c. 23
Charles Ryle, leader of the Evangelicals within the
Church of England, was born in Cheshire (d. 10 June 1900).
Cleveland Coxe, American Episcopal clergyman and
hymnist, was born in Mendham, New Jersey (d. 20 July 1896).
Adolph Friedrich Theodor Biewend (1816–1858)
was ordained in Hannover and came to America, serving as
pastor in Washington, D.C., from 1843 to 1847.
William Wrede, German Lutheran New Testament scholar,
was born at Buecken, Germany (d. 23 November 1906). [German
John Goss, composer, died in Brixton, London, England
(b. 27 December 1800, Fareham, Hampshire, England).
Edward Hopper (1816–1888)
revealed himself as author of “Jesus Savior, Pilot Me,”
heretofore considered anonymous, at the anniversary of the
Seamen's Friend Society in New York.
1886 Karl Barth,
Reformed theologian, was born in Basil, Switzerland (d. 10
Herman Fridolin Verbeck, Reformed missionary to Japan,
died in Tokyo (b. 28 January 1830).
Henry Morton Stanley, explorer and missionary to Africa,
died in London (b. 28 January 1841).
L. Waring (b. 19 April 1823), English
Quaker-turned-Anglican social reformer and hymn writer,
Henry Barclay Swete (b. 1835), Anglican Bible and early
church scholar, died.
B. Sumner, American Methodist clergyman and hymnist,
died at Binghamton, New York (b. 25 March 1838, Wyalusing,
1923 Paul Philip Spitz was born in Hazard,
Nebraska (d. 11 August 1992). He graduated from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1946 and served congregations in
Wyoming, Missouri and Nebraska. He also served as the
director of missions for the Western and Missouri districts
of the Missouri Synod and as president of the Missouri
1939 The Methodist Episcopal Church, the
Methodist Episcopal Church South and the Methodist
Protestant Church formed the
Methodist Church, reuniting the denomination after 109
years of division. The Methodist Protestant Church had
separated from the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1830 and
the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1844.
1948 Henry F. A. Stein, professor at
Concordia College (Bronxville, New York), died (b. 29 August
1867, Baltimore, Maryland). A graduate of Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis), he spent two years in parish ministry in
Connecticut and Massachusetts before accepting a call to the
Bronxville faculty in 1892, serving as a member of that
faculty until his death.