1097 The Islamic Seljuk Turks were
defeated by the armies of the First
Dorylaeum (the site of an ancient Phrygian city
southwest of Constantinople in Asia Minor).
Hendrik Voes and
Johannes von Esschen were burned at the stake at the
“Grote Markt” in Brussels, the first martyrs of the
Thomas More (1478–1535) was
indicted for treason after refusing to acknowledge Henry
VIII as head of the church.
were appointed to all British naval ships.
Westminster Assembly convened for the first time in
London in the Henry VII Chapel of Westminster Abbey.
1648 The Scottish Kirk adopted the
shorter Westminster Catechism, which had been approved
by Parliament the year before.
Colloquy of Cassel opened. An ineffective attempt to
reconcile Lutheran and Reformed doctrines, it had been
arranged by William VI, Landgrave of Hesse.
Edwards (1703–1758) preached
his last sermon at Northhampton, where his sermons
influenced the Great Awakening.
Philip William Otterbein (1726–1813),
founder of the
Church of the United Brethren, arrived in New York with
five others where he found a field of labor with a
congregation at Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
1800 The earliest recorded Methodist camp
meeting in America was held in Logan County, Kentucky,
near the Gaspar River Church.
William Jones Boone, medical missionary to China, was
born in South Carolina (d. 17 July 1864).
1824 American Congregational revivalist
Charles Grandison Finney (1792–1875)
was ordained at age thirty-two.
William H. Walter, hymn composer, was born (d. 1893).
Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1830–1843)
was licensed to preach at the Presbytery of Annam, where he
became a famous pastor.
William George Lawes, missionary to New Guinea, was born
in Aldermaston, Berkshire, England (d. 6 August 1907).
1847 Carl Ludwig Janzow, promoter of
English in the Missouri Synod, was born at Heringsdorf,
Pomerania (d. 5 May 1911). He emigrated with his parents to
the U.S. at age six, and the family settled in the Fort
Wayne, Indiana, area. Carl graduated from Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) in 1870. He first served several parishes in
Kansas and Missouri in the area around Kansas City. He then
was pastor in Dryden, Minnesota, and Frohna, Missouri,
before beginning a 24-year pastorate at Bethlehem Lutheran
Church (Saint Louis). Toward the end of his ministry he
served congregations in the vicinity of Freedom,
Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Board of Directors of
Concordia Publishing House (Saint Louis) and wrote an
English biography of C. F. W. Walther.
Henry Sieck, director of Saint John's College (Winfield,
Kansas) and mission executive of the Wisconsin District of
the Missouri Synod, was born at Mannheim, Baden, Germany (d.
7 September 1916).
Conrad Sigmund Fritschel (1833–1900)
arrived in Dubuque, Iowa, to begin work as a missionary.
Edward Frederick Moldehnke (1836–1904),
first professor at the Wisconsin Synod seminary, was
ordained in Koenigsberg, Germany.
1867 Canada Day —
In 1864 representatives of Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick and Prince Edward Island met in Charlottestown
(PEI) to negotiate a federation of their provinces. On 1
July 1867 the British Parliament formally approved the
John Chandler, hymn translator, died (b. 16 June 1806).
Catherine Winkworth (b. 13 September 1827), English
educator and hymn translator, died.
American Red Cross was incorporated, and founder Clara
Barton was elected as its first president (1881–1904).
John Henry Hill, Episcopalian missionary to Greece, died
1889 The Christian Commercial Men’s
was founded by Nicholson, Hill and Knight for the purpose of
Christian fellowship and evangelistic effort among traveling
Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. 14 June 1811), American
abolitionist and author, died.
1900 Horace Tracy Pitkin died during the
Boxer Uprising in China (b. 28 October 1869). He graduated
from Presbyterian Union Theological Seminary in New York and
served as an American Board missionary to Paotingfu, China.
1909 Hugh T. Kerr Jr., American
Presbyterian theologian, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He
taught systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary
and was the author of Compendium of Calvin's Institutes
and Compendium of Luther's Theology. He was once
the editor of the religious quarterly Theology Today.
1916 Gerhardt Wilfred Hyatt was born in
Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 30 August 1983, Arlington,
Virginia). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1944. He served as pastor in Raleigh, North
Carolina, and as a chaplain, rising to the positions of
Deputy Chief of Chaplains and Chief of Chaplains in the U.S.
Army. He also served as a member of the board of the LCMS
Foundation, as president of Concordia College (Saint Paul,
Minnesota), as assistant to the LCMS president, as an LCMS
vice-president and as director of the “Forward in
Remembrance” fund-raising campaign for the synod.
Arcadia, Michigan, was opened by the Walther League.
Crouch, African American sacred music artist, was born.