arrived in Geneva, eventually making that city the center of
the Reformed Church.
Farel (1489–1565) assisted him in the work. Geneva
became a theocracy under Calvin’s guidance.
Edward Hodges, religious composer, was born in Bristol,
England (d. 1 September 1867, Clifton, Bristol, England).
Gotthard Daniel Fritzsche was born in Liebenwerde,
Germany (d. 26 October 1863).
French Emperor Napoleon I
(1769–1821) gave by decree (signed
in the southwest French town Bayonne) the church center
(church, cloister, apartments, etc.)
to the Paris Consistory of the French
“Eglise de la Confession d’Augsbourg”
(Church of the Augsburg Confession). That came about as the
result of the insistence of some French Lutheran army
generals on the Emperor’s
staff who were then elected to the board of this
served as assistant pastor of this congregation in
1870. Since 1971 the congregation has belonged to the
Luthérienne de France,”
which is a member of the Lutheran World Federation.
Mendel, Austrian monk and botanist, was born in
Heinzendorf, Austria (modern Czechoslovakia) (d. 6 January
1884). During the early 1860s he discovered the basic laws
of biological inheritance. His work explained the principles
of natural selection but was ignored and almost forgotten
before it was rediscovered by Dutch botanist Hugo M. DeVries
Samuel Dyer, composer, died in Hoboken, New Jersey (b. 4
November 1785, Wellshire, England).
Richard Siegler, Wisconsin Synod mission executive, was
born in Wolin, Pomerania (d. 6 November 1941).
Adolf William Meyer, president of Saint John’s
College (Winfield, Kansas) from 1895 to 1927, was born in
New Zealand (d. 26 May 1937).
1884 Louis Carl John Rehfeldt was born in
Garnavillo, Iowa (d. 11 April 1961, Porto Alegre Brazil). He
was a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary
(Springfield, Illinois) in 1907 and served his entire
ministry in Brazil. He was a professor of Concordia Seminary
(Porto Alegre, Brazil) from 1918 to 1959, when he retired.
He also served as treasurer of the Brazil District of the
Missouri Synod from 1928 to 1960 and editor of Jovem
Luterano. He was a cofounder of Casa Publicadora
Concordia and founder of Mensageiro Luterano.
Tillich, German-American theologian and Christian
existentialist philosopher, was born in Starzeddel, Prussia
(d. 22 October 1965).
Arthur C. Coxe, hymnist, died (b. 10 May 1818, Mendham,
Christian Endeavor Society of Missouri began a campaign
to ban all motion pictures that depicted kissing between
1921 Concordia Theological Seminary, Hankow,
China, was founded.
1933 Adolf Hitler concluded a
Concordat with the Roman Catholic Church.
John William Carl Janzow, president of the Lutheran
Church of Australia, died (b. 7 March 1875, Lewiston,
Frederick Emanuel Mayer, professor at Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis), died (b. 5 November 1892, New Wells,
(1881–1963) sent invitations to
all “separated Christian Churches and Communities,” asking
each to send delegate-observers to the upcoming Vatican II
Ecumenical Council in Rome.