Frederick II of Norway and Denmark
(1534–1588) barred the
Formula of Concord from his realm.
Caspar Füger, hymnist, died at
Dresden (b. ca. 1561).
John Newton, Anglican clergyman and hymn writer, was
born in London, England (d. 21 December 1807, London).
Josiah G. Holland, American writer and hymnist, was born
in Belchertown, Massachusetts (d. 12 October 1881, New
Franz Julius Biltz, president of the Western District of
the Missouri Synod and a founder of Saint Paul’s College
(Concordia, Missouri), was born in Mittel-Frohna, Saxony (d.
19 November 1908).
Albert Friedrich Hoppe, editor of the Saint Louis
edition of Luther’s Works, was born in Rostock, Mecklenburg,
Germany (d. 31 May 1911, Saint Louis).
Friedrich Wilhelm Barthel, first treasurer of the
Missouri Synod, died (b. 2 April 1791).
1870 John Pelikán,
Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church president and writer,
Karl Friedrich Kremmer, missionary to India, died (b. 8
September 1817, Schmalkalden, Germany).
German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Nebraska was
organized by the some German-speaking pastors of the General
Synod's Nebraska Synod.
Elias Bond, missionary to Hawaii, died.
1904 Robert Manthey Zorn was born in South Euclid,
Ohio (d. 11 September 1984). He graduated from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1928 and served in India as a
missionary, professor, dean and president of Concordia
Seminary, Nagercoil, and as general secretary of the India
(Cyrus Ingersoll) Scofield, editor of the Scofield
Reference Bible and defender of dispensational
premillennialism, died in Douglaston, New York (b. 19 August
1999 Andrew A. Melendez Sr. died in suburban
Chicago, Illinois (b. 29 December 1902). He was a
broadcasting pioneer, Hispanic Lutheran pastor, editor and
writer. From 1941 to 1972 he was speaker on the Spanish
Lutheran Hour. In 1977 Concordia College (Seward, Nebraska)
awarded him a doctor of letters degree.