Suleiman I (ca. 1494–1566),
the Magnificent, withdrew the Turks from Hapsburg lands.
Goudimel, composer, died (b. ca. 1514).
Scottish Covenanter forces led by
Alexander Leslie (ca. 1580–1661)
Charles I’s (1600–1649)
English army at the
Battle of Newburn near Newburn, England.
1645 Hugo Grotius
(Hugo de Groot), Arminian statesman and theologian, died in
Rostock, Netherlands (b. 10 April 1583).
Elizabeth Ann Seton, American Roman
Catholic leader, was born in New York City of Episcopalian
parents (d. 4 January 1821).
William Hiley Bathurst, Anglican clergyman and hymnist, was
born near Bristol, England (d. 25 November 1877).
1828 Leo Tolstoy,
Russian novelist and social reformer, was born in
south-central Russia (d. 7 November 1910 O.S.).
1840 Ira David
Sankey, American evangelist, composer and hymnist, was
born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania (d. 13 August 1908).
Eleazar Williams, missionary to the Iroquois Indians,
died (b. ca. 1789, New York State).
Edwin Albert Benjamin Schlueter, president of the
Synodical Conference, was born in Watertown, Wisconsin (d. 9
Alexander Williamson, missionary to China, died (b. 5
Jacob M. Buehler, pioneer Missouri Synod missionary to
the Pacific Coast, died (b. 8 August 1837, Baltimore,
William Frederick Henry Beck, Concordia Publishing House
editor and author, was born in Little Falls, Minnesota (d.
24 October 1966).
Matheson, hymnist, Scottish clergyman and devotional
writer, died (b. 27 March 1842, Glasgow).
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968)
delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the
Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., as part of the March
on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
1999 August R. Suelflow died in Saint
Louis, Missouri (b. 7 September 1922). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1946 and served as
director of the Concordia Historical Institute from 1948
until his retirement in 1995.