1707 The first Lutheran church in India
1792 All houses of worship were closed in
Edward Irving, Presbyterian pastor who turned to
Pentecostalism, was born in Annan, Scotland (d. 7 December
William C. Blair, the first Sunday school missionary of
the United States, began his work.
Matthias Richards, son-in-law of Henry Melchior
Muhlenberg who served as a member of the U.S. Congress, died
(b. near Pottstown, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County,
Pa., 26 February 1758).
James Chalmers, missionary to New Guinea, was born in
Ardishaig, Scotland (d. 8 April 1901).
Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney (commonly known as Saint John Vianney and referred to as the “Curé d’Ars,” or curate of Ars) died (b. Dardilly, near Lyons,
France, 8 May 1786).
Ernst Gerhard Wilhelm Keyl, one of the pastors who
came to Missouri with the Saxon immigrants under
Martin Stephan, died (b. 22 May 1804, Leipzig).
1874 The Chautauqua Lake Sunday School
Assembly opened (met through August 18). It was the
beginning of the Chautauqua
movement (traveling educational shows).
(1810–1903) urged the study of
true philosophy, especially Thomism, in his bull
Aeterni Patris. He said that there was no conflict
between science and truth.
Sigmund O. P. Mowinckel, Bible scholar, was born at
Kjerringoy, Norway (d. 1965).
1892 English medical missionary Sir
Wilfred T. Grenfell (1865–1940)
first arrived in Labrador, Newfoundland.
Östen Hanson, who helped
organize the Norwegian Lutheran mission to China, died (b. 8
July 1836, Telemarken, Norway).
1931 Alvin L.
Barry, 11th president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri
Synod, was born in Woodbine, Iowa (d. 23 March 2001).