Friar Giovanni da Pian del Carpini, who traveled to
Mongolia for the pope in 1245, died (b. ca. 1180).
1546 Pierre Lefevre
(Peter Faber) died (b. 13 April 1506). One of the original
six Jesuits gathered by Loyola, he founded the Jesuit
University at Cologne.
1560 Parliament adopted John Knox’s
(1514?–1572) Confession of Faith.
Georg Weissel, hymnist, died at Königsberg (b. 1590,
Domnau, near Königsberg, Prussia).
Michael Schlatter (1716–1790),
commissioned as a Dutch Reformed missionary, arrived in
Frederick William Foster, hymn translator, was born at
Bradford, England (d. 12 April 1835, Ockbrook, Derbyshire,
Scott Key, hymnist, author of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and a
devout Episcopalian who helped establish the American Sunday
School Union, was born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 11 January
Alphonsus Liguori died (b. 27 September 1696).
Johann Philipp Spitta, German pastor and hymn writer,
was born in Hanover (d. 28 September 1859).
Ambrose Serle, hymnist, died in England (b. 30 August
1815 The first
Peace Society in the United States was formed in New
Robert Morrison, the first Protestant (English)
missionary to China, died in Canton, China (b. 5 January
1782, Morpeth, Northumberland, England).
Johann Leonhard Backhaus, professor at the Missouri
Synod’s teacher seminary in Addison, Illinois, was born in
Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 11 March 1919).
William Sanday, English New Testament scholar, was born
(d. 16 September 1920).
1849 Missionary-explorer David
Livingstone (1813–1873) first
saw Lake Ngami, Africa.
1866 Alfred E. R. Brauer, hymn translator,
was born near Adelaide, Australia. After beginning the study
of law in his native country, he switched to theology and
came to the U.S. He graduated from Concordia Theological
Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) in 1890, then returned to
Australia to serve as a pastor. He was editor of the
Australian Lutheran and contributed translations to the
Australian Lutheran Hymn-Book (1925). (Source:
The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal, pp. 486–87)
Eichrodt, Reformed Old Testament scholar, was born in
Baden, Germany (d. 20 May 1978).
1894 Walter Herman Wente was born at
Germanicus, Ontario, Canada (d. 9 September 1992, Fort
Wayne, Indiana). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1914 and received an M.A. degree from the
University of Chicago. He served as an assistant professor
at Saint John’s College (Winfield, Kansas) from 1914 to 1917
and as a professor at Michigan Lutheran Seminary (Saginaw,
Michigan), Saint John’s College (Winfield, Kansas) and
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Indiana).
1897 Pope Leo XIII issued the encyclical
Militantis Ecclesiae, which described Protestantism
as the "Lutheran rebellion, whose evil virus goes wandering
about in almost all nations."
Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas was
organized at Anderson, South Carolina, as a result of a
revival that swept over the western and southern states.
1914 Marcus Moziah Garvey Jr. organized
Universal Negro Improvement Association.
World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship
through the Churches was organized at Constance, Germany.
1918 A planning committee met in
Pittsburgh to form the
National Lutheran Council.
Hans G. Stub, first president of the National Lutheran
Council, died (b. 23 February 1849).
1938 The first call for a native Lutheran
African pastor was issued in
1949 The Far East
Broadcasting Company began transmitting the gospel into
Louis Balthasar Buchheimer, vice-president of the
English District and professor at Immanuel Lutheran College
(Greensboro, North Carolina), died in Saint Louis (b. 23
March 1872, Detroit).
Jörgen Peter Nielsen,
president of Trinity Seminary (Blair, Nebraska), died (b. 18
December 1877, Sludstrup, Parish Sjalland, Denmark).