Henry III (1017–1056) became
Holy Roman Emperor following the death of his father,
Conrad II (b. ca. 990).
Niels Hemmingsen, Danish theologian, was born (d. 1600).
1699 Trinity Lutheran Church (“Old Swedes Church”),
Eric Tobias Björk, pastor, was
dedicated. Björk, Jonas Aureen and
Andrew Rudman came from Sweden to serve the Swedes living
along the Delaware River. Björk
was recalled to Sweden, leaving America on 29 June 1714.
Johann Samuel Wilhelm Schwedtfeger, who helped organize
the New York Ministerium, was born in Burgbernheim, Bavaria,
Germany (d. 1803).
1743 The first German Bible was printed in
Christopher Saur (1693–1758).
Joseph Dacre Carlyle, hymnist, was born in Carlisle,
England (d. 18 April 1804).
Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, Lutheran pastor and member
of Congress, died (b. 1 January 1750).
M. Hall, American Methodist hymn writer, was born in
Alexandria, Virginia (d. 18 July 1889).
Franz Michael Zahn, missiologist, was born in Moerss,
Germany (d. 1900).
Samuel K. Brobst (1822–1876),
founder of Muhlenberg College, was licensed in Philadelphia
to preach by the Ministerium of Pennsylvania.
Eugen Adolf Wilhelm (Eugene Adolph William) Krauss, a
professor at Concordia Teachers College (Addison/River
Forest, Illinois) and Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), was
born in Nordheim, Bavaria (d. 9 October 1924).
F. Parham, founder of the Apostolic Faith movement and
one of the founders of Pentecostalism, was born in
Muscatine, Iowa (d. ca. 29 January 1929).
N. D. Buchman, American social theologian and founder of
the Moral Re-Armament Movement, was born in Pennsburg,
Pennsylvania (d. 7 August 1961).
1894 A preliminary meeting to organize a
Slovak synod was held at Mahonoy City, Pennsylvania.
Nelson Glueck, American Jewish archaeologist, was born
in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1971).
1902 Mutual understanding was reached to
organize the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the U.S.A.
at Braddock, Pennsylvania. This occurred at a pastoral
conference with nine pastors present, four of whom were
affiliated with the Missouri Synod. (See above under 1894.)
1939 The German ocean liner
MS St. Louis, carrying 963
Jewish refugees seeking asylum from
Nazi persecution, was denied permission to land in the
United States, after already having been turned away from
1946 The Soviet military Administration
of East Germany (SMA) declared that it alone had the right
to educate children (to ensure they were taught in an
1948 The first radio station of the Far East Broadcasting
Company went on the air.
1950 Frank Buchman made a Moral
Re-armament speech at Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr. He was
awarded the scarlet ribbon and Cross of Chevaner of the
Legion of Honor. Originally a Lutheran minister, he
experienced a later conversion and began exploring ways of
bringing international peace through his focus on Christ.
The Moral re-armament organization was but one of his
projects. (See above under 1878.)
1961 The 500th broadcast of the Japan
Lutheran Hour took place.