529 The second Synod
of Orange convened in Arausio in southern France.
1448 Jean de Lastic, Grand Master of the
Knights Hospitaller of Rhodes, wrote
(1403–1461), king of France, from
Ethiopia, telling about Zara Yaiqob’s victories over the
His letter refers to
John, a legendary Christian king who had originally been
thought to rule in Asia but later was assumed to rule in
1519 The first session of the
Leipzig Debate between
Andreas Karlstadt (1486–1541)
1530 Martin Luther wrote that the
Augsburg Confession pleased him extremely.
1721 Hans Egede
(1686–1758), Lutheran Apostle of
Greenland, landed in Greenland with a party of forty-six
Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855)
was examined for his theological degree at the University of
1878 First African American Lutheran
congregation was organized in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part
of the work of the Synodical Conference by
(1856–1939), a graduate of
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis). The first missionary was
John Frederick Doescher, who had visited Memphis, Tennessee,
and established a Sunday school in Little Rock, as well as
one in the “Sailors' Home” in New Orleans.
1880 Prussia declared that clergy are
subordinate to the state.
Herzl (b. 2 May 1860), Hungarian-born journalist and
founder of political Zionism, died.
Pope Pius X (1835–1914) in the
formally condemned the modernist intellectual movement within
the Roman Catholic Church.
Charles Theodore Benze, Lutheran seminary professor,
died (b. 19 September 1865).
Henry Ackley (b. 21 January 1887), American Presbyterian
clergyman and hymn writer, died.
1973 The Securities and Exchange
Commission filed charges against Jerry
Falwell’s (1933–2007) church,
claiming financial irregularities.
1976 Erling G. Hestenes, the first
American Lutheran physician to serve as medical missionary
in South Africa (1948–1976), died
at Dundee, South Africa. Hestenes took a call to South
Africa in 1948 and spent his entire ministry among the Zulu
people in Natal Province.