325 Emperor Constantine convened the
first Ecumenical Council in Nicea (now Iznik), Bithynia,
to discuss Arianism, a heresy arguing that Jesus is not
of Padua (1195–1231) was
canonized by Pope Gregory IX.
1277 Pope John
XXI (b. 1215) died when the ceiling of his private
observatory collapsed on him.
Columba of Rieti (b. 2 February 1467), a Dominican
tertiary mystic renowned for her spiritual advice and
fantastic miracles, died.
Christopher Columbus, who saw himself as a missionary as
well as an explorer, died impoverished in Spain (b. ca.
1527 Anabaptist leader
Michael Sattler (b. ca. 1490, Staufen, Baden) had his
tongue cut out and was tortured and burned as an
Nicholas Brady, hymnist, died (b. 25 October 1659,
Columbia University was chartered as King's College in
New York City under the Episcopal Church.
August G. Brauer, secretary of the Lutheran Laymen's
League and a Missouri Synod lay leader, was born in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 26 September 1932, Saint
William R. Featherstone (b. 23 July 1846), hymnist,
J. Vail (b. 6 October 1818), a New England businessman
and composer, died.
1891 The English Evangelical Lutheran
Synod of Missouri and Other States was organized.
1893 The organizational meeting of the
Walther League was held in Buffalo, New York (continuing
through May 23). The league was the youth organization of
the Synodical Conference, named in honor of C. F. W.
Walther, who had advocated organized work among the
Wilhelm Streissguth, president of the Wisconsin Synod,
died (b. 10 April 1827, Lahr, grand duchy of Baden,
L. Gilmour (b. 19 January 1836), Irish-born American
dentist and composer of Gospel songs, died.
1948 Redeemer Lutheran Church, Balboa,
Canal Zone, was dedicated.
1950 The Polish parliament (Sejm) under
Communist control passed a law that expropriated all
Grant C. Tullar (b. 5 August 1869), New England song
1960 Six months before John F. Kennedy, a
Roman Catholic, was elected president of the United States,
the Southern Baptist Convention condemned the election of
Roman Catholics to public office.
1979 Christ College (Irvine, California)
was dedicated. The school is now known as
Concordia University (California).