Boniface VIII (ca. 1235–1303),
in his encyclical Scimus, fili, claimed Scotland owed
allegiance to the Catholic Church.
Duke Ernest of Brunswick-Lüneburg,
“the Confessor,” was born at Uelzen, Prussia (d. 11 January
Leipzig Debate began between Johann Eck and Andreas
Karlstadt. Eck was Martin Luther’s “friend turned
adversary.” Eck’s purpose in the debate was to discredit
Luther’s theology by getting the Reformer to espouse heresy.
Luther’s wedding was publicly celebrated.
1530 The Roman Catholic estates resolved
to respond to the
John Winthrop (1587/8–1649)
arrived with settlers at Salem, Massachusetts.
Friedrich Silcher, composer, was born at Schnait im
Remstal near Stuttgart (d. 26 August 1860, Tübingen).
Johann G. Eichhorn (b. 16 October 1752), German Old
Testament scholar, died.
Stephanus Keyl, emigrant missionary, was born in
Niederfrohna, near Penig, Saxony, Germany (d. 15 December
Gottlieb Schober, who helped form the General Synod and
served as its president, died (b. 1 November 1756,
Smith, founder of Mormonism, was killed along with his
brother Hiram, in Carthage, Illinois (b. 23 December 1805).
August Affre, archbishop of Paris, died in Paris (b. 27
August Otto Pieper, president of the Missouri Synod and
of Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), was born in
Carwitz, Pomerania (d. 3 June 1931).
Kingsbury, missionary to the Chocktaw Indians, died (b.
22 November 1786, Alstead, New Hampshire).
1887 August John Mueller was born in
Bethany, Minnesota (d. 21 November 1974, Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis)
in 1914 and served as a missionary and pastor at Calgary and
Edmonton, Alberta. He was president of the Alberta-British
Columbia District of the Missouri Synod from 1921 to 1930
and district vice-president from 1930 to 1936.
August Hardeland, missionary to Borneo, died (b. 30
September 1814, Hanover).
James Mountain (b. 16 July 1844), English revivalist,
James Moffatt (b. 1870), Scottish New Testament scholar,
1948 William J. Danker was commissioned as
the first Missouri Synod missionary to Japan.
2001 Paul H. Wegele, who served as
International Lutheran Laymen’s League (LLL) president from
1984 to 1988, was killed in an automobile accident. Wegele
worked for thirty-six years as a grain and livestock farmer.
He quit farming in 1985 to take a position as an insurance
appraiser and adjuster He joined the LLL in 1947 and
served the organization between 1973 and 1984 as
vice-president, secretary, Region 9 governor and Lutheran
Hour committee chairman. He also served on various
policy, media, services and ad hoc committees. At district
and local levels Wegele served as president, vice-president,
membership chairman, extension-services chairman, secretary
and treasurer. He also served on the Missouri Synod's Kansas
District Board of Directors, the Wheat Ridge Foundation
Board of Directors, the President’s Advisory Board of Saint
John’s College (Winfield, Kansas), the Ness County Lutheran
Hospital Association, the Ness County Mental Health
Association and Kansas Lutheran Hospital Association.