College of Saint Mary Magdalene was founded at Oxford
University in England.
Johann Hülsemann, author and
professor at Wittenberg, theologian and anti-Calvinist, died
(b. 1602, Esens, Ostfriesland).
Sigismund von Birken (Betulius), tutor, poet and
hymnist, died (b. 5 May 1626, Wildstein, Bohemia).
Isaac Pinto, translator of the first Jewish prayer book
published in America, was born (d. January 1791).
missionary to New England's native Americans, was ordained
by the Society of Scotland for Propagating Christian
Knowledge (Presbyterian) in Newark, New Jersey.
1776 A Virginia convention adopted the
Virginia Declaration of Rights that included protections
Carl Magnus Wrangel, Swedish Lutheran pastor in America,
died (b. 23 August 1727, Mölinta parish, Västmanland,
Morisson, hymnist, died in Canisbay, Scotland (b. 18
September 1746, Whitehill, Cairnie, Aberdeenshire,
David Abeel, missionary to Batavia, was born in New
Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 4 September 1846).
Kingsley, Anglican clergyman and novelist, was born in
Devonshire, England (d. 23 January 1875).
Friedrich Fabri, inspector of Rhenish Mission Society
and professor at Bonn, was born at Schweinfurt, Germany (d.
18 July 1891) . [German
world anti-slavery conference erupted into shouting
because American women attended.
Arnold, a Christian and a prominent English educator,
died at Rugby (b. 13 June 1795, West Cowes).
Ottomar Cloeter (1825–1897),
Indian missionary in Minnesota, arrived in Crow Wing,
1868 August F.
Zich, son of Christian and Ernestine Zich, was born near
Stargard, Pomerania, Germany. When still a young boy he
emigrated to America with his parents. The family settled on
a farm near Waterloo, Wisconsin. He was educated at
Northwestern College (Watertown, Wisconsin), and at the
theological seminary of the Wisconsin Synod at Milwaukee.
During the years of his ministry he served Lutheran
congregations at Sutton, Minnesota, and Green Bay,
Wisconsin. In 1931 he was called to a professorship at the
theological seminary at Thiensville, Wisconsin, which
institution he served until 25 June 1939, when sudden death
ended his labors. Professor Zich served as president of the
Minnesota Synod and as president of the North Wisconsin
District of the Joint Synod of Wisconsin. He was associate
editor of the Northwestern Lutheran for eleven years.
He was a member of the Intersynodical Committee on Hymnology
and Liturgies, which prepared The Lutheran Hymnal. [The
Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal,
comp. W. G. Polack (Saint Louis: CPH, 1942): 602–03]
William Cullen Bryant, American poet, hymnist and
editor, died in New York City (b. 3 November 1794).
1882 Theodore W. Eckhardt was born in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1968). He was office manager of the
Chicago-based Army and Navy Board of the Missouri Synod
(1918–1919), became financial
secretary of the LCMS in 1920 and worked for the Concordia
Historical Institute in the same role from 1927 to 1942 and
as treasurer from 1942 to 1956.
Erhart Albert Henry Riedel, LCMS missionary to China,
was born in Lincoln, Illinois (d. 26 December 1971).
1890 At the opening of the annual session
of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America, three synods of
the church united to form the
United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America.
Walther Mausoleum at Concordia Cemetery (Saint Louis)
Sanford F. Bennett (b. 21 June 1836, Eden, New York),
American hymn writer, died at Richmond, Illinois.
Christian W. Hochstetter, president of the Canada
District (LCMS) and author of an early history of the
Missouri Synod, died (b. 1 April 1828, Lorch, Wuerttemberg).
1909 Charles Feinberg, fundamentalist
American theologian, was born (d. 199?). He taught at the
Dallas Theological Seminary, the Bible Institute of Los
Angeles (BIOLA) and Talbot Theological Seminary.
1914 The first edition of
A. T. Robertson's (1863–1934)
monumental A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the
Light of Historical Research
was published by Hodder & Stoughton. Five editions followed
H. Sammis (b. 6 July 1846), American Presbyterian
clergyman and hymnist, died.
1952 The first Missouri Synod baptisms in
Macau (34) took place.
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
cornerstone was laid.