258 Laurence, Deacon
and Martyr, died (b. ca. 225).
955 The Battle
of Lechfeld was a decisive victory of the forces of Otto
the Great, King of the Germans, over the Magyar leaders. The
Magyars retreated to the Carpathian Basin, where they
settled into a more agricultural way of life and were
Kaspar Olevianus, German Reformed theologian and author
of the Heidelberg Catechism, was born (d. 15 March 1587). [German
Philipp Nicolai, clergyman, composer and hymnist, was
born in Mengeringhausen (d. 26 October 1608).
Samuel Kinner, hymnist, died at Brieg, Germany (b. 1603,
Embury (1729–1775) arrived in
New York from England, the first Methodist clergyman to come
Johann Michael Haydn (b. 14 September 1737), Austrian
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Virginia was organized at
Woodstock, Virginia, by eight pastors and two lay delegates,
mainly from the Shenandoah Valley.
Peter Laurentius Larsen, professor and president at
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa), was born in Norway (d. 1
Edward Frederick Moldehnke, traveling missionary of the
Wisconsin Synod and later in the General Council, was
born in Insterburg, East Prussia (d. 25 June 1904).
A. Lathbury, American Methodist leader and hymnist, was
born in Manchester, New York (d. 20 October 1913, East
Orange, New Jersey).
F. J. (Frederick John) Foakes-Jackson, Anglican
theologian, was born in Ipswich, England (d. 1941).
A. L. Riley, hymnist, was born in London (d. 17 November
1945, Jersey, Channel Islands).
Fraternal Address, an invitation to form new general
Lutheran body, was issued by disenchanted General Synod
Joseph M. Scriven (b. 10 September 1819), Irish Plymouth
Brethren hymn writer, died.
1896 Herman A. Mayer was born in
Frankenmuth, Michigan (d. 13 May 1997). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1919. From 1919 to 1946
he served congregations in both Minnesota and Missouri. He
served on the Missouri Synod Board for Foreign Missions from
1946 until his retirement in 1966.
William Walsham How, hymnist, died (b. 13 December
1933 The mission organization
Wycliffe Bible Translators was first set in motion at
the Day of Prayer for the tribes in Latin America, in
Keswick, New Jersey.
Paul Martin Bretscher, seminary professor and editor,
died (b. 11 November 1893).