Victor III (1026?–1087) was
enthroned as pope.
1276 Jews were forced to pay three pence
each and made to wear yellow badges in England.
Nicolaus Copernicus, Roman Catholic priest, astronomer
and scientist, died (b. 19 February 1473, Thorn [Torun],
1547 After a year of fighting throughout
Germany, Emperor Charles V's army defeated the Lutheran army
Battle of Mühlberg,
essentially reclaiming Germany for the Holy Roman Empire.
Nicolaus K. Selneccer, German theologian, pastor,
hymnist and co-author of the Formula of Concord, died in
Leipzig (b. 5 December 1532, Hersbruck, near Nürnberg,
Thirty Years' War began.
Toleration Act was passed by the British parliament
under William and Mary.
1738 John Wesley's
(1703–1791) Aldersgate experience
took place at the Moravian meeting in London.
Hart, English clergyman and hymnist, died in London (b.
Gibson Paton, Presbyterian missionary to New Hebrides,
was born in Kirkmahoe, Scotland (d. 16 January 1907).
George Brumder, Lutheran publisher in Milwaukee, was
born in Alsace, near Strasbourg (d. 9 May 1910).
F. B. Morse (1791–1872), a
Christian inventor, sent the first long-distance telegraph
1851 John Peter Baden, benefactor of Saint
John's College (Winfield, Kansas) and an English Missouri
Synod leader, was born.
1854 Presbyterians founded the first black
college in the United States, Pennsylvania's
1861 Mary Webb died. Although bound to a
wheelchair from youth, she founded the first women's
missionary society in America and coordinated 200 missionary
Emily Divine Wilson, American Methodist clergyman's
wife, was born in Philadelphia (d. 23 June 1942,
George John Fritschel, theologian professor at Wartburg
Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa), was born in Saint Sebold, Iowa (d.
5 October 1941).
Harry Emerson Fosdick, American Baptist minister and
popular champion of liberal Christianity, was born near
Buffalo, New York (d. 1969).
Illinois Synod disbanded and merged with the Missouri
Synod at Quincy.
William Foxwell Albright, American Near Eastern scholar,
was born of Methodist missionary parents in Coquimbo, Chile
(d. 19/20 September 1971).
Earl B. Marlatt, religious educator and hymnologist, was
born in Columbus, Indiana (d. 13 June 1976, Winchester,
Johann Bading, Wisconsin Synod leader and president of
Synodical Conference, died (b. 1824, Rixdorf, near Berlin).
1929 Rodolfo Frederico Hasse (1890–1968)
conducted the first
Lutheran radio service in Brazil.
Joseph Stump, professor and president at Chicago
Lutheran Theological Seminary, died (b. 6 October 1866,