Caesar Augustus, emperor at time of Christ's birth, died
(b. 23 September 63 B.C.).
1099 Three years after setting out, the
Crusade armies defeated the
Fatimids at the
Battle of Ascalon, a historic Palestinian city on the
Thomas Bilney, English Protestant preacher, was burned
at the stake (b. ca. 1495).
Pascal, scientist, polemicist and Christian apologist,
died at age thirty-nine after an extended illness (b. 19
1692 Five citizens of
Salem, Massachusetts, were hanged for witchcraft.
William Hammond, hymnist, died in London (b. 6 January
1719, Battle, Sussex, England).
(1807–1899), founder of German
Methodism, was appointed a missionary to Germans in Ohio.
Scofield, dispensationalist creator of the Scofield
Reference Bible, was born in Lenawee County, near Clinton,
Michigan (d. 24 July 1921).
Gotthold Heinrich Löber,
Lutheran Saxon pioneer who helped form the Missouri Synod,
died (b. 5 January 1797, Kahla, Saxe-Altenburg).
James M. Black, chorister of sacred music, was born in
South Hill, New York (d. 21 December 1938).
Howard A. Walter, Congregational missionary and pastor,
was born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 1 November 1918,
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) was organized by
Richard G. Spurling (ca. 1812–1886), a Baptist minister in
Monroe County, Tennessee.
1923 The First
Lutheran World Convention
meeting opened at Eisenach, Germany (through 24 August).
A. S. (Arthur Samuel) Peake
(b. 24 November 1865), English Bible scholar, died. [Bautz
1977 Gotthold Moritz Viehweg died at Round Rock,
Texas (b. 13 October 1891, Planitz, Saxony, Germany). He
came to America and attended Concordia College (Milwaukee)
and later graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in
1914. He served congregations at Wellfleet, Nebraska;
Winfield, Kansas; and Arapahoe, Nebraska, before becoming a
professor at Concordia College (Austin, Texas), where he
served from 1928 to 1964.
2001 Ground was broken on the Watertown,
Wisconsin, campus of
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
to commence a $46 million renovation project to update the
facilities and create a more independent environment for the
people with developmental disabilities who live and receive
training on campus.