Cranmer, first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury and a
crucial figure in the English reformation, was born in
Aslockton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 21 March 1556).
Major (1564–1654) preached at
Jena about a natural disaster that took place on 29 May
1613. The sermon was later printed with the hymn “Alas, My
God, My Sins Are Great” attached to it.
1636 French Jesuit Isaac Jogues
(1607–1646) arrived in Quebec.
He and fellow Jesuit missionary
Jean de LaLande were martyred at the Mohawk village
Ossernenon (presently Auriesville, New York) on 18 October
1646. Jogues, LaLande and six other martyrs were
canonized in 1930 and are known as “the North American Martyrs.”
Abraham a Sancta Clara, monastic name by which German
preacher Ulrich Megerle is usually known, was born at
Kreenheinstetten, Baden (d. 1 December 1709).
1700 Gloria Dei Church,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was dedicated.
Hartnack Otto Konrad Zink, composer, was born in Husum (d. 15
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (b. 28 June 1712), French
Wolcott, American Congregational missionary and
clergyman, was born (d. 24 February 1886).
1833 “Tender Shepherd, Thou Hast Stilled”
was written for the funeral on 5 July of
Johann Wilhelm Meinhold’s (1797–1851)
1865 The Salvation
Army was founded.
Wilhelm Friedrich Henkel, Wisconsin Synod professor, was
born at Brandenburg, Germany (d. 5 July 1929).
Herman Amberg Preus, Norwegian Lutheran leader in
America and president of the Synodical Conference, died (b.
16 June 1825).
Arthur H. Messiter, composer, died (b. 12 April 1834).
Washington Gladden (b. 11 February 1836), American
Congregational clergyman, died.
1941 The Missouri Synod began missionary
work in Monterrey,
Walter E. Buszin, professor of music, died (b. 4
Patrick Ferry, a history professor at Concordia
University Wisconsin (Mequon) since 1991, was elected as the
university's eighth president.