Saint Mary Magdalene
Council of Basel (Florence) opened. The last of the
councils of the conciliar movement, it was convoked by Pope
Martin V and presided over by Cardinal G. Cesarini, whom
Eugenius IV confirmed in this office when he continued the
council. The objectives of the council as stated in the
first session: (1) Extirpation of heresy; (2) Reunion of all
Christians; (3) Make provision for instruction in
Catholicism; (4) Settle disputes between Christian princes;
(5) Reformation in head and members; (6) Reestablishment of
1517 Hans Schott of Oberlind was knighted before
the Holy Sepulcher while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
In 1521 he offered lodging to Martin Luther on the latter’s
arrival at Worms for his hearing.
1604 Royal approval of King James was given to
proceed with the work on the Bible translation that came to
be known as the
King James Version, published in 1611.
1620 A small congregation of English Separatists
who had previously taken refuge in the Netherlands with
their minister John Robinson left Leiden, Holland, bound for
England. From there they emigrated to the New World. These
persecuted religious emigrants are generally known as the
Corpus Evangelicorum was organized to preserve
evangelical interests in Catholic areas of Germany.
1680 French mystic
Madame (Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte) Guyon (1648–1717)
“unitive state with the
David Frederick Schaeffer, Lutheran editor and president
of the General Synod, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (d.
5 May 1837).
Herbert Stanley Oakeley, composer, was born in Ealing,
Middlesex, England (d. 26 October 1903, Eastbourne,
John Dietrich Severinghaus, president of the Wartburg
Synod, was born near Severinghausen, Hannover, Germany (d.
14 October 1905).
Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott, Anglican missions supporter, was
born in Brighton, England (d. 3 August 1897, Islington,
Louis Fitzgerald Benson, hymnist, was born in
Philadelphia (d. 10 October 1930).
Moritz Braeuninger, missionary to Native Americans, was
last seen while engaged in mission work in eastern Oregon
(b. 2 December 1836, Crimmitschau, Saxony).
Peter P. Bilhorn, music composer and evangelist, was
born in Mendota, Illinois (d. 13 December 1936, Los Angeles,
1893 T. W. (Thomas Walter) Manson, British
Presbyterian New Testament scholar, was born at Tynemouth,
Northumberland (d. 1958).
1894 Theodore William Hausmann was born at New
Britain, Connecticut (d. 26 January 1960, Bronxville, New
York). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in
1917 and received an M.A. from Columbia University (New
York) in 1923. He served as an assistant professor at
Concordia College (Milwaukee) from 1917 to 1919 and as a
professor at Concordia Collegiate Institute (Bronxville, New
York) from 1919 until his death.
1896 Louis J. Schwartzkopf was born in Marysville,
Ohio (d. 19 December 1966, Chicago). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1918 and served as a
missionary in China from 1918 to 1924. He also served as a
pastor in Homewood (1924–1934)
and Hyde Park (Chicago, 1943–1966).
From 1934 to 1943 he was head of the Northern Illinois
Lutheran service center and office. He was the author of
The Lutheran Trail, a history of Synodical Conference
churches in Northern Illinois.
German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Manitoba was
organized in Winnipeg.
John Augustus William Haas, General Council leader, died
(b. 31 August 1862, Philadelphia).
Henry B. Hemmeter, president of Concordia College
(Conover, North Carolina) and Concordia Theological Seminary
(Springfield, Illinois), died (b. 24 December 1869). He
served the congregations in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Saint
Louis and Rochester, New York.