Saint Aldhelm, English bishop and educator, died (b. ca.
Gregory VII (also known as Hildebrand), whose attempts
to reform the church got him banished, died in Salerno (b.
Alexander IV died (b. ca. 1199).
1521 The Edict of
Worms was issued outlawing Martin Luther.
Hernando DeSoto (ca. 1496/97–1542)
landed at Tampa Bay, Florida.
Johann Georg Albinus, hymnist, died (b. 6 March 1624).
Claus Harms, German Lutheran theologian who opposed
rationalists, was born (d. 1 February 1855). [German
1793 Frontier missionary Stephen
Badin (1768–1853) became the
first Catholic priest ordained in the United States.
1803 The Massachusetts Baptist Missionary
Society voted to publish a missionary magazine now known as
The American Baptist, the oldest surviving religious
magazine in U.S.
Paley (b. July 1743), English theologian, died.
Basel Evangelical Missionary Society was organized.
American Sunday School Union was established by the
Sunday and Adult Sunday School Union in Philadelphia.
Franckean Synod was organized in Minden, New York.
Hans Christian Schmidt, General Synod missionary to
India, was born at Flensburg, Schleswig (d. 6 March 1911).
1865 John Raleigh Mott,
prominent in foreign mission work, born in Livingston Manor,
New York (d. 31 January 1955).
John Herman W. Meyer, president of the Minnesota
District of the LCMS, was born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 7
1876 The Reformed Presbyterian Church of
Scotland united with the Free Church of Scotland to form the
Free Church of Scotland. The Reformed Presbytery had
been organized in 1743 and the Free Church in 1843 by splits
from the Church of Scotland. In 1929 the Free Church again
merged with the mother church.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City was
1952 The Missouri Synod mission in
was formally opened.
1986 Ernst H. Stahlke died in New Hope,
Minnesota (b. 8 October 1904, Hamburg, Minnesota). He
graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1928 and
served as a pastor in Saskatchewan, Canada, and at Prairie,
Gaylor and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a member of the
Missouri Synod Board of Directors, a circuit counselor,
member of the district board of directors, secretary and
president of the Minnesota South District. He retired in