Nestorius (ca. 356–ca. 451),
the originator of
Nestorianism, was exiled by Byzantine Emperor
Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
Pope Stephen IX (d. 29 March 1058) was consecrated.
Thorpe, purported to be a follower of John Wycliffe, was
Christopher Columbus (1451–1506)
set sail from Spain.
1528 Martin Luther’s infant daughter
1530 A shorter revision of the Confutation
to the Augsburg Confession, prepared by Eck, Cochlaeus,
Wimpina, Dietenberger, Faber and others, was accepted by the
Joshua Stegmann, German theologian and hymnist, died (b.
14 September 1588, Sulzfeld, near Meiningen, Germany).
J. F. Oberlin, social reformer, pastor and
philanthropist, was born in Alsace (d. 1 June 1826).
1785 The first
ordination in the United States took place.
Joshua Edwards Ford, missionary to Syria, was born in
Ogdensburg, New York (d. 3 April 1866).
1836 Augustus H.
Strong, U.S. Baptist theologian, was born in Rochester,
New York (d. 1921).
Maltbie D. Babcock, U.S. Presbyterian clergyman and
hymnist, was born in Syracuse, New York (d. 18 May 1901).
Harmon Spalding, missionary to American Indians in the
Northwest, died (b. ca. 1803/04, Bath, New York).
Louise Elisabeth Ellermann, the first Missouri Synod
medical missionary to India, was born in Evansville, Indiana
(d. 11 January 1957).
Emily E. S. Elliott (b. 22 July 1836), Anglican missions
supporter and hymn writer, died.
1900 John T.
Scopes, who would gain fame for his conviction for
teaching evolution, was born (d. 20 October 1970).
Jonas, the first Jewish woman in the world to be
ordained as a rabbi and do social, theological and religious
work as such, was born in Berlin (d. 12 December 1944,
Auschwitz Concentration Camp).
1902 Martin Noth,
Old Testament scholar, was born in Dresden, Germany (d. 30
1920 Representatives of seventy-eight
church bodies from forty nations met in Geneva, Switzerland,
to institute the
World Conference on Faith and Order.
Geibel (b. 15 September 1885), sacred music editor,