Second Council of Constantinople closed, having
condemned the controversial Three Chapters considered to
have Nestorian teachings (the teaching that Jesus Incarnate
was two separate Persons, one divine, the other human,
rather than one Person with two natures).
597 Augustine of Canterbury baptized
Æthelberht of Kent
(ca. 552–616), king of the Saxons.
Ethelbert was the first Christian English king.
1536 Pope Paul
III (1468–1549; pope 1534–1549)
called for a general council at Mantua, Italy.
1537 Pope Paul III said that the Indians
of the Americas may not be enslaved, but under pressure from
the colonists he soon withdrew the bull
Synod of Dort (Dordrecht), the first national synod in
the Netherlands, opened.
Anders Christen Arrebo, father of Danish poetry and a
hymnist, was born at Aereskoebing, Denmark (d. 12 March
Ernst C. Homburg, hymnist, died at Naumberg (b. 1 March
1780 In England rioters demanded the
repeal of the Catholic Relief Act, which restored to Roman
Catholics some measure of civil rights. These were known as
the Gordon Riots.
1851 The state of Maine passed a
prohibition law, the work of a Quaker,
Neal S. Dow
1852 The Saint Louis Ladies' Aid was
organized, the first one in the Missouri Synod.
Carl Ernst Christoph Ochs (1812–1863),
missionary to India, separated from the Leipzig Mission; he
later joined the Danish Lutheran Mission Society.
William Christian Kohn, president of Concordia Teachers
College (River Forest, Illinois) from 1913 to 1939, was born
in Chicago, Illinois (d. 13 March 1943).
James Augustine Healy (1830–1900)
became the first African American Roman Catholic bishop in
August Conrad Stellhorn, the first secretary of schools
for the LCMS, was born in Red Bud, Illinois (d. 17 May
Stephan Abion Repass, educator, editor and president of
General Synod South, died (b. 25 November 1838).
Immanuel Lutheran College (Greensboro, North Carolina)
1914 Herbert A. Mueller, secretary of the
LCMS from 1969 to 1983, was born in Lone Elm, Missouri (d.
15 January 1999). A 1938 Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis)
graduate, he served from 1940 to 1969 in York Center and
John Paul II (1920–2005) made
a return trip to his home country of Poland, the first visit
of a pope to a Communist country.