Becket’s (ca. 1118–1170)
shrine was dedicated in Canterbury and became a popular
pilgrim attraction. He had been murdered by knights of the
English king Henry II.
Sigismund II of Poland, a ruler favorable to the
Reformation, died (b. 1 August 1520).
Hooker, colonial American pastor and Puritan leader,
died (b. 5 July 1586).
Henri A. C. Malan, hymnist, was born in Geneva,
Switzerland (d. 18 May 1864).
John Henry Philip Graebner was born in Burghaig, near
Kalmbach, Bavaria (d. 27 May 1898).
George Moulton Adams, Congregationalist pastor and
writer, was born at Castine, Maine (d. 11 January 1906).
Wilhelm Hermann Kowert, missionary to New Zealand and
Illinois pastor, was born in Neukirchen, near Melle,
Hannover, Germany (d. 9 April 1923).
Tindley, African American Methodist preacher, was born
in Berlin, Maryland (d. 26 July 1933).
Lewis Herman Schuh, Lutheran theologian, president of
Capital University and educator, was born in Galion, Ohio
(d. 29 September 1936).
First Vatican Council held its last general meeting.
1874 Popular New England preacher
Ward Beecher (1813–1887)
demanded an investigation by his church into the charges of
adultery brought by Theodore Tilton, who later sued Beecher
for “alienating his wife’s affections.”
Francis James Grimké (1852–1937),
son of a slave, was ordained in the Presbyterian Church.
Nova Scotia Synod
was organized at the 75th meeting of the Nova Scotia
Conference of the Pittsburgh Synod.
1906 Arthur C. Repp was born in New York
City (d. 16 October 1994). After graduating from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis), he became a pastor in San Antonio,
Texas. In 1943 he was called by the Board of Christian
Education of the Missouri Synod to become its executive
secretary. He later joined the faculty of the Saint Louis
1929 The first convention of the
Finnish Free Church was held in Lahti.
Eyster Jacobs, Lutheran theologian, author and educator,
died (b. 10 November 1844).
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League was organized in
Truett (b. 6 May 1867), American Southern Baptist
Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850–1917),
founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart,
became the first American to be canonized by the Roman
Pope Benedict XVI issued the Apostolic Letter
Summorum Pontificum (Of the Supreme Pontiffs)
granting greater freedom for the celebration of the “Missal
John XXIII in 1962,” otherwise known as the
Tridentine Mass, and the pre-Conciliar forms of the