Nicolaus von Amsdorf, friend and co-worker of Martin
Luther, died in Eisenach (b. 3 December 1483).
Gregory XIII (1502–1585), who
reformed the Julian calendar in use today, was named pope.
1607 Robert Hunt (ca. 1568–1608)
held the first Anglican service in the New World days after
the Virginia Company landed in
Protestant Union, a coalition of Protestant German
states to defend the rights, lands and person of each
member, was formed in Auhausen after the Holy Roman Emperor
Maximilian I of Bavaria reestablished Catholicism in
Donauwörth in 1607 and after a majority of the Reichstag had
decided in 1608 that the renewal of the
Peace of Augsburg of 1555 should be conditional on the
restoration of all church land appropriated since 1552.
Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian and one of the most
decided defenders of the Calvinistic doctrine of
predestination, died (b. 1 January 1600).
Charles II (1630–1685; king
1660–1685) of England issued a
warrant to rebuild
Saint Paul's Cathedral.
(1632–1723) was the architect.
1724 Severe laws were enacted against the
French Protestants by their government under
Dwight, American Congregational clergyman and hymnist,
was born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 11 January 1817).
1817 The Marine Bible Society was
organized to supply sailors with Bibles.
Kelly, Irish clergyman and hymnist, died (b. 13 July
Rosa J. Young, pioneer Lutheran educator who was
instrumental in bringing Lutheran work to African Americans
in Alabama, was born in Rosebud, Alabama (d. 30 June 1971).
1894 The cornerstone for
Concordia College (Bronxville, New York) was laid.
Hughes (b. 22 November 1873), Welsh railway official and
church worker, died.
1978 Divine Savior Lutheran Church and
Clinic in Zacapa, Guatemala, was dedicated. It had been
destroyed two years earlier by an earthquake.