Ulpius Trajan (b. 18 September 53), Roman emperor (98–117),
(1249–1334) was elected pope.
1409 The Council of
Pisa ended. The council was convened to find a solution
to the Great Schism (1378-1417) caused by the election of
two rival popes, one in Avignon, France, the other in Rome.
1518 Martin Luther received the pope’s
order to be at Rome within sixty days to be tried for
William Allen (1532–1594) was
made a cardinal. He had left England when the Protestant
Elizabeth I came to the throne, urged Catholics to rebel
against the queen, founded the college of Douai to train
English priests and oversaw the Douai English translation
used by many Catholics.
Melchior Vulpius, composer, died (b. ca. 1560, Wasungen,
near Meiningen, Germany).
Friedrich Spee, hymnist, died (b. 25 February 1591,
Kaiserswerth, near Düsseldorf, Germany).
1667 John Wilson, missionary to American
Indians and a colonial clergyman, died.
Frederick H. Quitman, New York Ministerium president,
was born in Iserlohn, Duchy of Cleves, Westphalia, near the
lower Rhine (d. 26 June 1832).
W. (Frederic William) Farrar, Dean of Canterbury, was
born in Bombay, India (d. 1903).
Franklin L. Sheppard, U.S. Presbyterian organist and
denominational leader, was born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania (d. 15 February 1930).
Theodore Henry Lamprecht, president of the Lutheran
Laymen's League, was born in New York City (d. 30 April
Ernst Heinrich Klotsche, General Synod professor, was
born in Elstra, near Kamenz, Saxony, Germany (d. 11 February
B. (Alexander Balmain) Bruce, Scottish Free Church
theologian, died (b. 31 January 1831).
Education Act was passed in British Parliament,
requiring that all religious training in the secular schools
be done according to the parents' faith.
E. L. Arndt (1864–1929)
preached his first sermon in Chinese.
Kent Sigvart Knutson, president of The American Lutheran
Church, was born in Goldfield, Iowa (d. 12 March 1973).
1960 The Roman Catholic church formally
voiced concern in a pastoral letter over the treatment of
the church by the communists of Cuba.
N. Buchman (b. 4 June 1878), American evangelist, died.