1498 In Rome Italian artist Michelangelo
(1475–1564) was commissioned by Pope
Alexander VI to carve the Pieta.
John Albert Weygand, early Lutheran pastor in New Jersey
and New York, was born in Hanau (d. March 1770).
Pennsylvania Ministerium, the first Lutheran synod in
America, was organized at Philadelphia at Saint Michael's
Church under the leadership of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg.
Basel Mission Institute was opened.
Beale Melanchthon Schmucker, son of Samuel Simon
Schmucker and a Pennsylvania Ministerium pastor, was born in
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (d. 15 October 1888).
1832 Adam Clarke
(b. 1760 or 1762), English Methodist theologian, died.
Evangelical Lutheran District Synod of Ohio was
organized, severing connection with the Ohio Synod.
Ole Gulbrand Belsheim, pastor in Wisconsin, Minnesota
and North Dakota and hymn translator, was born at Vang
Valdres, Norway (d. 13 February 1925).
1862 Samuel William Herman Daib was born
in Sugar Grove, Ohio (d. 29 September 1941, Merrill,
Wisconsin). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1884 and served as pastor in Wittenberg, Antigo
and Merrill, Wisconsin. He was president of the Missouri
Synod's Wisconsin District from 1906 to 1916 and of the
North Wisconsin District from 1918 to 1936. In 1898 he
organized the Wisconsin Church Mutual Fire Insurance
Association and served as its president from 1909 until his
death. He pioneered in encouraging the practice of giving
memorial gifts to support the mission of the church in honor
of friends and family members who have died.
1873 William Martin Czamanske, hymnist and
hymn translator, was born at Granville, Wisconsin (d. 7
January 1964, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1898 and served parishes
at Town Fieldon, Minnesota; West Henrietta and Rochester,
New York; and Saint Mark Lutehran Church, Sheboygan,
Wisconsin, the last from 1910 to 1951. He contributed poetry
to several Lutheran periodicals and was a member of an
Intersynodical Committee on Hymnology and Liturgics
Daniel Dole, missionary to Hawaii, died (b. 9 September
1808, Bloomfield, Maine).
American Standard Version (A.S.V.) of the New Testament
was first published by Thomas Nelson and Sons.
Frederick William Herzberger, pioneer Saint Louis city
missionary, devotional writer and hymn translator, died in
St. Louis (b. 23 October 1859, Baltimore, Maryland).
Henry W. Horst, one of the co-founders of the Lutheran
Laymen's League, died (b. 3 May 1864, Rendsburg, Germany).
Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, died (b. 12
Carl Elof Lund-Quist, executive secretary of the
Lutheran World Federation, died (b. 19 September 1908,