Colombini (b. ca. 1300), Roman Catholic religious
Augustus, Elector of Saxony, was born (d. 11 February
Regensburg Conference ended. The conference was a
continuation of the Colloquy of Worms and was an effort to
restore religious unity in Germany.
Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, died
(b. 24 December 1491, Loyola, near Azpeitia, Northern
1703 English writer
Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory for seditious libel
after publishing a pamphlet politically satirizing the
High church Tories.
Diderot (b. 5 October 1713), key French promoter of the
Christian Gottlob Barth, founder of the Missionary
Society of Wuerttemberg, was born in Stuttgart (d. 12
November 1862). [German
J. C. F. Heyer (1793–1873),
Lutheran missionary, arrived in India at Guntur.
James Waddell Alexander (b. 13 March 1804), American
Presbyterian clergyman, teacher and hymn writer, died.
Cary, hymnist, died (b. 4 September 1824).
1886 Franz Liszt
(b. 22 October 1811), Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso,
Eurotas Parmelee Hastings, missionary to Ceylon, died
(b. 17 April 1821).
1895 Lewis W. Spitz Sr. was born in
Minden, Nebraska (d. 8 June 1996). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1918 and served as
pastor in Lovell, Wyoming, and Bertrand and Blue Hill,
Nebraska. He was a professor at Saint Paul's College
(Concordia, Missouri) and at Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis). In 1930 he received an M.A. from Washington
University (Saint Louis), and in 1943 he received a Ph.D.
from the University of Chicago. He served as a member of
several boards and committees of the Missouri Synod and as
an associate editor of The Lutheran Witness,
Der Lutheraner and the Concordia Theological
Monthly. He retired in 1971.
George W. Chamberlain, Presbyterian missionary to
Brazil, died (b. 13 August 1839).
Winfield S. Weeden (b. 29 March 1847), American sacred
The Holocaust: Under instructions from Adolf Hitler,
Nazi military leader
Hermann Göring ordered SS general
Reinhard Heydrich to develop “a general plan of the
administrative material and financial measures necessary for
carrying out the desired
final solution to the Jewish question.”
1968 The National Council of Catholic
Bishops issued a statement on birth control in support of
Pope Paul VI's encyclical, Humanae
Vitae, of the previous week. The statement
reiterated the pope’s condemnation of artificial methods of
birth control in spite of the sentiment of several priests
and laymen who publicly disagreed with the pope's position.
1970 The complete
New American Standard Bible (NASB) was published. The
New Testament had appeared in 1963.