1105 Rashi (b. 22
February 1040), medieval Jewish Bible scholar, died.
1519 The second session of the
Leipzig Debate between
(1486–1543) and Martin Luther
1520 A riot broke out among
Wittenberg University students, which Luther blamed on
inflammatory remarks by the university rector, Peter
Burkhard. Luther was present at the meeting addressed by the
rector but left when he saw “that Satan was presiding over
the meeting.” Rivalry between the students and members of
the local painters guild had led to violent clashes between
the two groups already in February of 1520.
1521 Luther’s writings were burned at
1698 The first Lutheran orphanage was founded by August Hermann Francke
in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
1760 John Conrad
Weiser Jr., Lutheran Indian agent, died (b. 2 November
Maria Salome Muhlenberg, daughter of Henry Melchior
Muhlenberg, was born (d. 13 March 1827). She married
(1758–1830), a member of the U.S.
House of Representatives from Pennsylvania from 1807 to
1811. Their son
John William Richards
(1803–1854) was prominent in the
Kelly, Irish Episcopal clergyman and hymnist, was born
in County Queen’s, Ireland (d. 14 May 1855).
Samuel Howard, composer, died in London (b. 1710).
Gustavus Seyffarth, Egyptologist and professor at
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), was born in Uebigau,
Saxony, Germany (d. 17 November 1885).
Judson (1788–1850), missionary
and Bible translator, arrived in Burma.
Carl August Wilhelm Röbbelen,
professor at the Missouri Synod’s Fort Wayne practical
seminary, was born in Föhrste,
near Alfeld, Hannover, Germany (d. 20 September 1866).
C. H. F. Frincke (Fricke), the first home missionary of
the Missouri Synod, was born in Bundheim, Brunswick (d. 5
Heinrich H. Succop, Chicago pastor, president of the
Illinois District, and vice-president of the Missouri Synod,
was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (24 December 1919).
Christian Johann Albrecht, president of the Minnesota
Synod and active in the formation of the Joint Synod of
Wisconsin and Other States in 1892, was born in Eschenau,
Wuerttemberg (d. 10 July 1924).
Theophilus Martin Konrad Mees, Ohio Synod professor, was
born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 25 July 1923).
Edmund Simon Lorenz, American sacred composer, was born (d.
10 July 1942).
Father Edward Flanagan, Roman Catholic parish priest and
organizer of Boys’ Town in Nebraska for homeless boys, was
born in Roscommon, Ireland (d. 15 May 1948).
1890 Lawrence B. Meyer was born in
Richton, Illinois (d. 29 June 1977). He was educated at
Concordia College (Milwaukee) and graduated from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1917. Meyer served in the China
mission field from 1917 to 1926. He went on to serve as
director of missionary education and publicity for the
Missouri Synod from 1926 to 1950, as synodical planning
counselor from 1950 to 1961, as a consultant to the
synodical Board of Directors from 1961 to 1963 and from 1963
on as assistant to the director of the Faith Forward special
offering. From 1940 to 1950 he also served as executive
director of the Emergency Planning Council and acted as a
representative of the Board of Directors at other synodical
functions, such as the Coordinating Committee, the Board for
Higher Education, the College of Presidents and the Board
for European Affairs. Meyer was the editor of the Clergy
Bulletin beginning in 1936. He authored various tracts
and pamphlets, most of which were related to missions. He
also attended the Bad Boll conferences from 1948 to 1950.
Johannes Flierl (1858–1947),
missionary to New Guinea for forty-four years, arrived at
Fischhafen, New Guinea.
Paul Edward Kretzmann, theologian and author, died (b.
24 August 1883).
1979 Martin E. Strieter, treasurer of the
Missouri Synod, died in Moline, Illinois.