741 Feast day of
Adalbert of Egmond, Dutch saint who died in 741. He was
a companion of Saint Willibrord and preached in the area
around Haarlam, the Netherlands.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153)
founded the fourth house of the Cistercians
in Clairvaux, France, and was also made its first abbot.
Andreae’s (1528–1590) German
version of the
of Concord was officially published fifty years after
the presentation of the Augsburg Confession.
Chytraeus, a Lutheran theologian who played an important
role in the writing of the Formula of Concord, died (b. 26
February 1531, Ingelfingen, Württemberg). [German
first Methodist conference convened in London.
Pusey, hymn translator, was born in Pusey, England (d. 9
July 1855, Christ Church, Oxford, England).
1845 The Lutheran
Buffalo Synod was organized in Milwaukee.
Carl Aaron Swensson, founder of Bethany College
(Lindsborg, Kansas), was born in Sugar Grove, Warren County,
Pennsylvania (d. 16 February 1904).
1864 Victor Hugo's classic novel
Les Misérables was added
to the Roman Catholic Index of Prohibited Books.
China Inland Mission was founded by English missionary
J. Hudson Taylor (1832–1905).
1887 Alfred M. Rehwinkel was born in
Merrill, Wisconsin (d. 15 October 1979). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1910 and served as a
pastor in Pincher Creek and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, from
1910 to 1922. He then became a professor at Concordia
College in Edmonton. He later served as president of Saint
John's College (Winfield, Kansas) and as a professor at
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis).
Edward Frederick Moldehnke, first professor at the
Wisconsin Synod's theological seminary in Watertown,
Wisconsin, died (b. 10 August 1836, Insterburg, East
Philipp Friedrich Adolph Theodor Spaeth, president of
the General Council, died (b. 29 October 1839).
United Church of Christ was formed in Cleveland through
the merger of the General Council of Christian Churches and
the Evangelical and Reformed Church.
1967 Centro Augsburgo theological school
City was dedicated.