1370 The Brigittine
order was approved. Founded by Saint Bridget of Sweden,
it was one of the most popular female orders, spreading to
fourteen countries until it was suppressed by the
1530 Lutherans were offered the Confutation
of the Augsburg Confession.
1536 John Calvin
(1509–1564) first arrived in
Joseph Justus Scaliger, French history scholar, was born
in Agen, France (d. 21 January 1609).
Maurice, Elector of Saxony
(1521–1553), retook Augsburg from
Emperor Charles V
1570 Spanish Jesuits, intent on converting
the Native Americans, set forth from their base in Havana on
Ajacán Mission, seeking to establish a new outpost to be
called Saint Mary’s Mission in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. Six
months later the Native Americans massacred the group. It
was led by Father Juan Bautista de Segura. Their deaths in
February 1571 led to the withdrawal of other Jesuit
missionaries from the Virginia area.
Stanislaus Hosius (b. 5 May 1504), Polish cardinal and
Counter-Reformation leader, died.
John Eliot, the “Apostle to American Indians,” was
baptized (d. 21 May 1690).
George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, died at Croydon
(b. 19 October 1562, Guildford, England).
1658 Eight Quakers from England arrived in
Boston. They were immediately imprisoned without trial by
the Puritans of the
Massachusetts Bay Colony and were kept until the vessels
that brought them were readied to return to England (similar
incidents also occurred in 1657 and 1659).
John Christopher Kunze, pioneer American Lutheran
pastor, was born in Artern, near Mansfeld, Saxony, Germany
(d. 24 July 1807).
1751 John Cuthbertson, America’s first Covenanter
pastor, arrived in America.
Woodd, hymnist, was born at Richmond, Surrey, England
(d. 12 April 1831).
Jacob van Buskirk, probably the first American-born
Lutheran pastor, died (b. 11 February 1739, Hackensack, New
Thomas M’Crie (b. November 1772), Scottish divine and
church historian, died.
Niels Thomsen, missionary to India who helped organize
the Danish American Lutheran Mission Society, was born in
Denmark (d. 18 April 1892).
Hermann Speckhard, vice-president of the Missouri Synod,
was born in Friedberg, Hesse, Germany (d. 28 December 1916).
Grant Colfax Tullar, U.S. Methodist music evangelist,
was born in Bolton, Connecticut (d. 20 May 1950, Ocean
Grove, New Jersey).
Paul Wilbert Lapp, Lutheran professor and archaeologist,
was born in Sacramento California (d. 26 April 1970).
Otto Heinrich Theodor Willkomm, president of the Saxon
Free Church, died (b. 30 November 1847, Ebersbach, Lusatia,