Saint James the Elder, Apostle
Constantine the Great (ca. 280–337)
was proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops after the death
First Council of Nicea closed. The first ecumenical
council, convened by Constantine, it rejected the Arian
denial of the full divinity of Christ.
Thomas à Kempis, medieval monk, died (b. 1380, Kempen
near Cologne and Düsseldorf).
1519 The theological faculty of the
University of Leipzig issued a proclamation in which
(1486–1543) was announced as the
victor of the
1529 Luther began preparing the
Schwabach Articles, a project that took until 14
Knapp, hymnologist and hymn translator, was born at Tübingen,
Württemberg (d. 18 June 1864).
1805 Thousands flocked to Smyrna,
Delaware, for the first Methodist camp meeting.
Christian Albrecht, a London Missionary Society lay
missionary to South Africa, died at Cape Town.
Fawcett, English hymnist, died at Hebden Bridge, England
(b. 6 January 1740, Lidget Green, Yorkshire).
Henry Blodget, American Congregational missionary, was
born (d. 1903).
A. J. (Arthur James) Balfour, British statesman and
philosopher, was born near Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 19 March
Ulrik Vilhelm Koren (1826–1910),
Norwegian American theologian and hymnist, was ordained in
Francis H. Rowley, American Baptist clergyman and
humanitarian, was born in Hilton, New York (d. 14 February
Mississippi Synod was organized by pastors of the South
Carolina Synod who had begun work in Mississippi around
Walter Rauschenbusch (b. 4 October 1861), American
Baptist clergyman and theologian who emphasized the social
implications of the Gospel, died.
Theophilus Martin Konrad Mees, Ohio Synod educator, died
(b. 13 July 1848, Columbus, Ohio).
1948 Otto J. Hintze was commissioned as
the first LCMS missionary to New Guinea.
1968 Pope Paul VI published his encyclical
Vitae, which condemned artificial birth control