Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528),
German painter and engraver, was accepted with honors at
Antwerp, honors he never received at Nürnberg.
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
(1500–1558) ratified the
Religious Peace of Nürnberg.
Treaty of Passau was signed, granting religious freedom
to Protestants in Germany.
Georg Schmidt, missionary to South Africa, died (b. 30
September 1709, Kunewalde, Moravia).
Samson Occom, hymnist, died (b. 1723).
1844 Isaac Hecker
(1819–1888), founder of the
Paulist Fathers, made his confession and was received
into the Roman Catholic Church.
Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, Indiana) was
Franson (b. 17 June 1852), missions pioneer, died.
John George Butler, Senate and House chaplain and Civil
War hospital chaplain, died (b. 28 January 1826, Cumberland,
1919 Alwin Ellis Nieting was born in
Egeland, North Dakota (d. 30 September 1997). He graduated
from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1944 and served as
a pastor in Chamberlain, Oklahoma, and in South Dakota. He
became an executive of the South Dakota District and
district executive of the Iowa District. He was also
president of the Iowa District West. He retired in 1985.
Conrad Emil Lindberg, Swedish theologian and editor,
died (6 June 1852, Jönköping, Sweden).
1930 Jesse L. Hurlbut (b. 1843), U.S.
Methodist clergyman and author of Hurlbut’s Story of the
Bible, died. After holding several pastorates between
1865 and 1879, Hurlbut worked closely with the American
Sunday School Union for twenty years. He was also one of the
founders of the Methodist Epworth League in 1889 (forerunner
of the UMYF, or youth fellowship).
B. D. Hoppe, hymnist and hymn translator, died in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 7 May 1889, Milwaukee).
1942 Edith Stein
(1891–1942) was seized by the
German S.S. and was taken to a concentration camp in the
Netherlands. The Jewish-Catholic philosopher had remained in
danger in Germany although she had a visa to Switzerland
because she would not desert her sister, who could not get a