1607 The first Anglican (later
Episcopalian) parish in America is formed at
Mather, colonial American minister, was born in
Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 23 August 1723).
1675 The foundation stone of one of the
most famous cathedrals in the Christian world,
Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, was laid without
special ceremony or fanfare.
African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church held its
first annual conference in Zion Church in New York City. At
the conference a limited episcopacy was established, and
James Varick was elected the first bishop (thereafter called
Sanford Fillmore Bennett, American newspaper editor and
pharmacist, was in Eden, New York (d. 12 June 1898).
Bernhard Garve, hymnist, died in Herrnhut (b. 24 January
1763, Jeinsen, near Hannover, Germany).
1846 Isaac McCoy,
missionary to American Indians, died (b. 13 June 1784).
Heinrich A. W. Meyer, German Biblical commentator, died
(b. 10 January 1800, Gotha, Germany).
Niebuhr, American theologian, was born in Wright City,
Missouri (d. 1 June 1971).
H. Scott (b. 3 December 1841), American music educator,
Lawrence Tuttiett, hymnist, died (b. 31 October 1825,
Colyton, Devonshire, England).
Henry Christian Wyneken, Missouri Synod theologian, died
(b. 13 December 1844, Fort Wayne, Indiana).
Arthur Carl Piepkorn, Army chaplain and theologian, was
born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 13 December 1973).
1917 The Lutheran
Laymen’s League was organized.
1963 Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista
Montini (1897–1978) was elected Pope Paul VI
in Rome, the 261st pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.