1115 Peter the
Hermit (b. ca. 1050), spiritual propagandist of the
First Crusade (1096–1099), died.
Eugene III died.
1529 A uniform Protestant confession was
1530 In a letter written in Augsburg to
(1497–1560) reported on
Cardinal Campeggio (1471/72–1539),
indicating that the cardinal had stated at the meeting of
the Diet of Augsburg that he could grant the observance of
the sacrament of the Lord's Supper in both kinds and the
marriage of priests.
Lucas Lossius, Lutheran musicologist, died (b. 1508).
Johann G. Ebeling, composer, was born (d. 4 December
Jacob Barsimon arrived on Manhattan Island, the first
Jew to settle in America.
1663 Following the restoration of the
monarchy in England, the New England colony of
Rhode Island was issued a new charter guaranteeing
religious freedom regardless of “differences in opinion in
matters of religion.”
Rudolph Ahle, composer, died in Muehlhausen, Thuringia
(b. 24 December 1625).
1741 Colonial Congregational minister Jonathan
Edwards (1703–1758) preached
his classic “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sermon at
Karl F. A. Gützlaff, apostle
to the Chinese, was born in Pyritz, Prussian Pomerania (d. 9
1835 The American Liberty Bell
first cracked while tolling the death of Chief Justice John
Hanson, who helped organize the Norwegian Lutheran
Mission in China, was born in Telemarken, Norway (d. 4
1862 Arthur Stephen Paynter, mission
pioneer, was born. In 1897 he founded the Indian Christian
Mission in the Kumoan District of North India (d. 27 July
1868 Russian evangelical
made their first defense before high authorities. The
Shtundists aroused anger by opposing the use of icons.
1882 Percy A.
Grainger, composer and pianist, was born (d. 20 February
Isaak A. Dorner (b. 20 June 1809), a German Lutheran
theologian, died. [German
1896 At the Democratic National
William Jennings Bryan (1860–1925)
gave his famous speech supporting “the little man” of
American life. “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross
of gold,” he declared.
Association was organized.
Hilgendorf was born in Freistadt, Wisconsin (d. 30
November 1989). He spent most of his life working in the
Middle East, first as a missionary in 1962 and 1963, then as
head of the Middle East Lutheran Ministry, a position he
held until 1980. In 1977 he became the director of the
Contact and Resource Center in Beirut.
Philippine mission work was initiated with the arrival
of Alvaro A. Cariño.
1948 The VELKD (Vereinigte Evangelisch Lutherische
Kirche Deutschlands [United
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany]) was formed in
1959 Representatives of the Congregational
Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church
adopted a united statement of faith in Oberlin, Ohio. The
two groups merged and formed the
United Church of Christ in 1961.