767 Pope Paul I
1245 Innocent IV convened the first
Council of Lyons to deal with the "five wounds of the
Church": the bad lives of the clergy and faithful, the
danger of the Saracens, the Greek Schism, the invasion of
Hungary by the Tatars and the rupture between the church and
Emperor Frederick II.
of England was born in Greenwich Palace, London (d. 28 January
Charles V (1500–1558) was
elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Paul Rubens, Flemish painter, was born in Westphalia (d.
30 May 1640).
Primož Trubar, Slovenian reformer, died (b. 9 June 1508,
Raschiza, near Auersperg near Laibach [now Ljubljana]).
Heinrich Albert (Alberti), hymnist and composer, was
born in Lohenstein, Voigtland (d. 6 October 1651).
1703 John Wesley,
founder of Methodism and a hymnist, was born in Epworth (17
June 1703 [Julian calendar]; d. 2 March 1791).
Quakers opened a school for African American children in
Jason Lee, missionary to the northwestern U.S., was born
near Stanstead, Quebec, then considered part of Vermont (d.
12 March 1845).
Frederick W. Faber, English theologian, hymnist and
member of the Oxford movement, was born in Yorkshire,
England (d. 26 September 1863).
Henry Lyman, missionary to Indonesia, died (b. 23
November 1809, Northampton, Massachusetts).
Samuel Munson, missionary to Indonesia, died (b. 23
March 1804, New Sharon, Maine).
Eliza E. Hewitt, American hymn writer, was born in
Philadelphia (d. 24 April 1920, Philadelphia).
1899 Gerhard Gieschen, hymn translator,
was born in Helenville, Wisconsin.
Westminster Cathedral was consecrated in London.
Roloff, U.S. evangelist, was born (d. 2 November 1982).
1923 Colleges at Portland, Oregon, and
Oakland, California, were accepted as gifts by the Missouri
1951 The Lutheran Television Productions
Committee was organized.
1959 The Christians of Krasnik, Poland,
came to worship but found their church barricaded and the
religious decorations removed. Thousands marched in protest
on city hall. Riots developed. Communist party offices are
wrecked. The state militia had to take refuge from the fury
of the common folk.
Lutheran Church in America was formed in a meeting in
Detroit that lasted through 1 July.
1964 Pastor/Professor Alfred T. Kramer
died (b. 1892). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1916. From 1920 to 1927 he served as the
vice-president of the Brazil District of the Missouri Synod.
In 1929 he became a professor at Concordia College, Crespo,
Argentina. From 1937 to 1963 he served as pastor in Buenos
Aires and Bahia Blanca, Argentina.