1544 The Lutheran University at Königsberg
Immanuel Kant State University of Russia) was founded.
Richard Mather (1596–1669) arrived in Boston. He became
the founder of the “Mather Dynasty,” three generations of
New England ministers who dominated the religious policies
of the Puritan communities of their day.
Martin Opitz (1597–1639), hymnist, was accosted by a
beggar diseased by the plague. Opitz died three days later.
Solemn League and Covenant was accepted by the Scottish
General Assembly. Written by
(ca. 1583–1646), it gave Scottish Presbyterians the same
legal rights as the Anglicans in England.
William Carey, Baptist pathfinder in England for modern
missions and a missionary to India, was born in Paulerspury,
Northamptonshire, England (d. 9 June 1834).
George Croly, Irish churchman, was born in Dublin,
Ireland (d. 24 November 1860).
Peter Richard Kenrick, archbishop of Saint Louis from
1847 to 1896, was born (d. 4 March 1896).
Asahel Grant, missionary to Persia, was born in
Marshall, New York (d. 24 April 1844).
(1763–1854) and a group of followers formed the Christian
Association of Washington (Pennsylvania).
George W. Warren, composer, was born in Albany, New York
(d. 17 March 1902, New York City).
1832 “Pour Out
Thy Spirit from on High”
was written by
James Montgomery (1771–1854).
Leipzig Evangelical Lutheran Mission Society
Hubert P. Main, American sacred music editor, was born
in Ridgefield, Connecticut (d. 7 October 1925, Newark, New
Drummond, Scottish biologist and religious writer, was
born at Stirling, Scotland (d. 11 March 1897).
1893 George Walter Gaertner was born in Evanston,
Illinois (d. 28 May 1968, Oakland, California). He worked
much of his life as a missionary to the deaf and deaf-blind,
first in Seattle and then in Oakland, California. For a time
he also taught at Concordia College (Oakland). From 1950 to
1964 he served as the regional counselor for the Missouri
Synod's Board of Missions to the Deaf.
1910 Herman Charles Scherer was born in Saint
Louis, Missouri (d. 31 December 1979, Saint Louis,
Missouri). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1935 and served congregations in Maryland, North
Carolina and Tennessee. He served the Western District as
executive secretary of stewardship, on the Board for Public
Relations, as vice-president and on the stewardship counsel.
He also served the Missouri District as president and the
Southeastern District as circuit counselor and secretary of
the mission board.
1984 Harold V. Huber, president of the Missouri
Synod’s Montana District, died in Billings, Montana (b. 25
February 1924, Freeman, South Dakota). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1947 and served parishes
in Bateman and Kelstern, Saskatchewan; Oakes, North Dakota;
and Kalispell and Billings, Montana. He was a circuit
counselor in the Manitoba-Saskatchewan and North Dakota
districts and vice-president and president of the North
Dakota and Montana districts, serving as president of the
latter from 1977 until his death.