1286 Abulfaraj (Abu al-Faraj ibn Harun,
common called Bar Hebraeus;
his real name was Gregory), Syriac writer and bishop, died
at Maragha, Azerbaijan, Persia (b. 1226).
Barnes (b. 1495) was burned at the stake for his
conversion to and following the faith of Martin Luther.
1715 Nahum Tate
(b. 1652, Dublin), Anglo-Irish poet, playwright and hymnist,
1718 William Penn
(b. 14 October 1644), founder of Pennsylvania as a colony
for Quakers to experience religious liberty, died.
William Jones, Anglican divine, was born (d. 6 January
Christian Friedrich Schwarz (1726–1798),
one of the foremost Lutheran missionaries in India, arrived
August F. C. Vilmar (b. 21 November 1800), German
Lutheran theologian, died. [German
John Henry Charles Fritz, dean of Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis), was born at Martin's Ferry, Ohio (d. 12 April
Fawler Maude, hymnist, died (b. Mary Hooper, 25 October
1819, Bloomsbury, London, England).
James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey, African educator and
missionary (b. 1875), died.
1956 “In God We
Trust” became the official motto of the United States by
an act of Congress signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Albert Herrman Miller, professor at Concordia Teachers
College (Addison and River Forest, Illinois), died (b.
Terryville, Connecticut, 23 January 1864).
Namuera Te Punga, native Maori Missouri Synod pastor,
died (b. 16 August 1880, Lower Hutt, New Zealand).
Rudolph Bultmann (b. 1884), German New Testament