258 The Bishop of Rome, Pope Sixtus
II, was captured while holding services in the
catacombs. He was executed on his bishop's chair.
Dominic, founder of the Dominican order, died (b. 1170).
1569 Gabriel de Logres, acting for
Jeanne d’Albret (1528–1572),
Queen of Navarre, mother of King Henry of France, entered
Bearn, having raised a formidable army of Huguenots and
eluded papist armies.
François Fénelon, Roman Catholic priest, was born in
Perigord, France (d. 7 January 1715).
1680 Quaker rights to West Virginia
(Pennsylvania) were confirmed by the Duke of York.
1695 Eberhard Ludwig Fischer, hymnist, was
born at Aichelberg, Wuerttemberg. He was coeditor of the
Württemberger Gesangbuch of
1741 with Dr. Tafinger. He was prelate of Adelberg and
Consistorialrath at Hohenasperg when he died in 1773.
(Source: The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal, p.
Johannes G. Olearius, German Lutheran theologian,
hymnist, professor at Leipzig and a pietist, died (b. 1639).
1762 The Jesuit order was evicted from
1774 Religious leader Ann Lee
(1736–1784) and her small band of
followers first arrived at New York City from Liverpool,
1801 The Great Religious Revival of the
West began at a Presbyterian camp meeting in
Cane Ridge, Kentucky.
Holy Roman Empire was dissolved after the last emperor,
Francis II (1768–1835), was
forced to abdicate
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet, was born in
Lincolnshire, England (d. 6 October 1892).
Edward H. Plumptre, hymnist, was born in London, England
(d. 1 February 1891).
Henry Lewis Baugher Jr., president of the General Synod,
was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (d. 11 February 1899).
John Ross, missionary to Manchuria, was born in Easter
Rarichie, Nigg, Scotland (d. 1915).
Mason Neale, hymn translator, died at East Grinstead,
England (b. 24 January 1818, London).
1895 George Frederick
Root (b. 30 August 1820), American sacred chorister and
National Lutheran Parent-Teacher League began on this
date as a department of the Lutheran Education Association.
1955 Jesse Irvin Overholtzer (b. 1877),
founder and first director of
Child Evangelism Fellowship, died. Overholtzer founded
CEF in 1937 in Chicago, although his work in youth
evangelism went back as far as 1916.