1410 The Archbishop of Zybnek,
Czechoslovakia, ordered the burning of John
Wycliffe's (ca. 1320–1384)
(ca. 1369–1415), declared a
heretic by the Council of Constance, had assimilated
1456 The 25-year-old judgment of heresy
Joan of Arc (1412–1431) was
1548 The Adiaphoristic Controversy, later
resolved by Article X of the Formula
of Concord, began. It arose as a result of the Augsburg
Interim and dealt with the emperor's demands that the
Lutherans restore the Catholic mass, sacraments and
authority of the Pope.
1574 The first
Synod of Dort of the Reformed Churches of the
Netherlands met through June 28.
1675 The French nun
Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647–1690)
claimed to have seen a vision in which Jesus declared that
special devotion should be offered to His sacred heart. Rome
was long unfavorable to the devotion, but the Jesuits pushed
it vigorously, finally convincing Rome to yield to
increasing pressure, first conceding the devotion and then a
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign
Parts was chartered in England.
Butler (b. 18 May 1692), Anglican clergyman and
Charles August Gottlieb Stork, colonial pastor, was born
in Helmstadt, Brunswick (d. 27 March 1831).
John Chandler, hymn translator, was born at Witley,
Surrey, England (d. 1 July 1876, Putney).
Samuel Robbins Brown, missionary to Japan and China, was
born in East Windsor, Connecticut (d. 20 June 1880).
John Mills, missionary and founder of the American Bible
Society, died at sea while returning from Liberia (b. 12
Herman Amberg Preus, Norwegian Lutheran leader in
America and president of the Synodical Conference, was born
in Kristiansand, Norway (d. 2 July 1894).
1833 Anglican-turned Catholic Cardinal
John Henry Newman (1801–1890),
while on a ship traveling from Italy to France, penned the
words to the hymn of trust "Lead Kindly Light, Amid th'
1846 Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti (1792–1878)
began the longest papacy in history (thirty-two years) as Pope Pius IX.
Booth (1829–1912) and
Catherine Mumford (1829–1890)
married. They became one of the greatest husband-wife
evangelical teams known to history and founded the Salvation
Erastus Johnson (b. 20 April 1826), American rancher,
farmer and hymnist, died.
1948 Rufus M. Jones
(b. 25 January 1863), American Quaker theologian, died.
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
was published in the United States.
Heinrich Stallmann, president of the Evangelical Free
Church of Germany, died (b. 5 July 1887, Allendorf on the
Lumda, Hesse, Germany).
1980 The leader in the Gutnuis Church (Papua
New Guinea) was killed by rival tribesmen.
John Paul II (1920–2005)
visited his native Poland, remaining through June 23.
1998 Jeff G. Johnson, a long-time black
ministry leader of the LCMS, died. A 1948 graduate of
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), he served as a pastor in
Detroit, Michigan; East Saint Louis, Illinois; and
Indianapolis, Indiana. He was later on the chapel staff and
a professor of sociology at Valparaiso University. He was
also a member of the Missouri Synod's Commission on Black
Ministry and the Commission on Theology and Church
Relations, as well as being an author.