The Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist
70 The Romans burned the gates and entered the
temple courtyards of
Jerusalem. The temple was destroyed by fire. Within a
month Jewish resistance ended.
Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560)
delivered his inaugural address at the
University of Wittenberg.
von Hutten, Martin Luther’s friend, a humanist, died (b.
21 April 1488, b. Steckelberg Castle, near Fulda,
1530 Melanchthon began drafting the
Apology of the Augsburg Confession.
John Locke, English philosopher, was born in
Somersetshire, England (d. 28 October 1704).
Charles Grandison Finney, American revivalist and
educator, was born in Warren, Connecticut (d. 16 August
William Ellis, missionary to the South Seas, was born in
London (d. 1872).
Wilhelm Georg Christoph Hattstädt, who was sent by Wilhelm
Loehe as a missionary to America and was a charter member of
the Missouri Synod, was born in Langenzenn, Bavaria (d. 22
March 1884, Monroe, Michigan).
C. L. August Wolter, professor at the Missouri Synod”s
practical seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was born in
Hamburg, Germany (d. 31 August 1849).
Harvey Rexford Hitchcock, missionary to the Sandwich
Islands (Hawaii), died (b. 13 March 1799).
Carl F. W. Gausewitz
was born in Reedsville, Wisconsin (d. 4 September 1927).
1867 Henry Fred Andrew Stein was born in
Baltimore, Maryland (d. 10 May 1948). He was a graduate of
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1889 and served as a
pastor in Springfield, Massachusetts. He became a professor
at Concordia Collegiate Institute (Bronxville, New York)
1892 and was a member of that faculty until his death. He
earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University in
Brigham Young (b. 1 June 1801), American Mormon leader,
Elsie Singmaster, Lutheran novelist and historical
writer, was born in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania (d. 30
1894 The cornerstone was laid for a new
Lutheran “teachers seminary”
in Seward, Nebraska.
Lewis Henry Redner (b. 15 December 1830), American
Episcopal organist and active Sunday school leader, died.
1997 Arthur M. Ahlschwede, a graduate of Concordia
Teachers College (Seward, Nebraska) in 1941, died in Austin,
Texas (b. 5 December 1914, Seward, Nebraska). He served as
teacher in Hepler, Kansas; Gillette, Arkansas; Minneapolis
and Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Austin, Texas. He was also
assistant executive secretary (1956-1961) and executive
secretary (1961-1980) of the Missouri Synod's Board for
Higher Education. He retired in 1984 but continued to serve
as consultant-in-residence at Concordia University (Austin).