1526 The first
battle of Mohács ended with the Turks threatening
Wolfgang Musculus, Reformed theologian and hymnist, died
(b. 8 September 1497, Dieuze, Lorraine). [German
1637 American colonial religious leader
(1591–1643) was banished from the
Massachusetts Bay Colony, having been charged with
“traducing the ministers and the ministry.”
Ambrose Serle, hymnist, was born in Great Britain (d. 1
George Frederick Root, American chorister and composer of
sacred music, was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts (d. 6
Edmund Bohm, director of Concordia College (Bronxville,
New York), was born in Allstedt, Germany (d. 24 December
Rhenish Mission in South Africa opened.
Lutheran Indian mission chapel at Sheboyank, Michigan,
Franklin Pierce Manhart, president of the General
Council, was born in Catawissa, Pennsylvania (d. 13
Hans Joergen S. Astrup, missionary to Africa, was born
in Grue, Solor, Norway (d. 18 May 1939).
Edmond Louis Budry, hymnist, was born (d. 12 November
was founded in western Ohio by the Methodist Episcopal
Church. It was the second institution of higher learning in
the U.S. to be established for African Americans.
Ira Allen Sankey, son of D. L. Moody’s famous song
Sankey, was born (d. 30 December 1915).
Friedrich Schmid(t), pioneer Michigan pastor, died (b. 6
September 1807, Dalddorf, Württemberg).
Johann Georg Kunz, organist and composer, died (b. 8
1896 F. W. Schulze preached his first sermon in
London, England, as a missionary from the Missouri Synod.
Franklin Clark Fry, president of the Lutheran Church in
America, was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 6 June
Martin Justus Naumann, Evangelical Free Church of Saxony
pastor and professor at Concordia Theological Seminary
(Springfield, Illinois), was born in Glenwood City,
Wisconsin (d. 30 March 1972).
John Diederich Lankenau, American Lutheran businessman
and philanthropist, died (b. 18 March 1817, Bremen,
1985 Gerhardt Wilfred Hyatt died in Arlington,
Virginia. He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis)
in 1944 and served as a pastor in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Entering the military chaplaincy, he rose to become deputy
chief of chaplains and then chief of chaplains of the U.S.
Army. He also served the Missouri Synod on the staff of the
LCMS Foundation, as president of Concordia College (Saint
Paul, Minnesota), as assistant to the LCMS president, as an
LCMS vice-president and as director of the synod’s Forward
in Remembrance fundraising appeal.