431 Legates of Celestine of Rome arrived
at the Third Ecumenical
Council of Ephesus.
Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Classino, founder of
Western Monasticism, is commemorated (b. ca. 480).
Clement VII (1478–1534)
excommunicated England’s King Henry VIII for remarrying
after his divorce.
Wittenberg Articles were approved by visiting church
leaders from England.
Simon Musäus, Lutheran
theologian, died (b. 25 March 1521). [German
Nicolaus Hunnius, son of Egidius Hunnius, was born at
Marburg (d. 12 April 1643).
Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer, hymnist, was born at Naumberg,
Saxony (d. 8 or 18 September 1699).
1656 Barbados expatriates Ann Austin
and Mary Fisher
(ca. 1623–1698) became the first
Quakers to arrive in America at Boston. They were promptly
arrested by Massachusetts authorities and deported back to
England five weeks later.
Solomo Franck, hymnist, poet and cantata librettist,
died at Weimar (b. 1659).
Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States, was
born (d. 23 February 1848). He wrote Version of the
Psalms, as well as hymns, of which some appeared in
Christian Psalmist (1841).
Ambrose Henkel, founder of Henkel Press, was born (d. 6
A. Dayman, hymnist, was born in Padston, Cornwall,
England (d. 30 October 1890).
1864 John (Jaan) Sillak was born in
Sorpart, Estonia (d. 5 December 1953). He completed his
studies in languages (of which he spoke seventeen) in Europe
in the 1880s and did post-graduate work at Concordia
Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) in 1901. He was
ordained and installed in 1901 at Saint Peter Lutheran
Church in Josephsburg, Canada, and served for fifty-two
years throughout Western Canada.
Henry Frederick Offermann, New Testament professor at
the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, was born in
Hanover, Germany (d. 21 May 1953).
1884 Rudolph Eifert was born in Pembroke,
Ontario, Canada (d. 25 November 1950). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1907 and served as a
pastor at Tavistock and Elmira, Ontario. He became a
professor at California Concordia College (Oakland)
beginning in 1918.
Alexander Ewing, composer, died (b. 3 January 1830).
1908 Roland P. Wiederaenders Sr. was born
in Clifton, Texas (d. 23 February 1995). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1936 and served as a
pastor in Bammel, San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas. He
was a member of the Missouri Synod Board for Parish
Education, vice-president and president of the Texas
District (1950–1959) and vice-president of the synod
(1959–1973). He retired in 1974.
1956 Congress enacted a law to place the
motto “In God We
Trust” on all U.S. currency.
Frederick Samuel Wenger, professor at Concordia
Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) died (b. 8
1998 Alvaro A. Cariño
died in the Philippines (b. 21 September 1908). Following
graduation from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1937, he
served from 1942 to 1974 in Chicago, Illinois; the
Philippines; and Honolulu, Hawaii. He retired in 1974 but
continued to serve as a missionary-at-large from 1974 to