visitation of the churches and pastors in Saxony
was launched by Prince
John the Constant (1468–1532),
elector of Saxony, following guidelines published on 2 March
George Blaurock (b. ca. 1491), early Swiss Anabaptist
1536 William Tyndale, Bible translator, was martyred (b.
Pilgrims sailed the
Mayflower from England to seek religious liberty in
America. The 102 Separatists left because of persecution on
account of their dissension from the state church.
Magnus D. Omeis, hymnist, was born at Nürnberg (d. 22
November 1708, Altdorf).
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, patriarch of the Lutheran
Church in America, was born in Einbeck, Hanover, Prussia (d.
7 October 1787).
Ernest Lewis Hazelius, Lutheran seminary professor at
Hartwig, New York; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and Lexington,
South Carolina, was born in Neusalz, Silesia (d. 20 February
Friedrich Schmid(t), pioneer Lutheran pastor in and
around Ann Arbor, Michigan, was born in Daldorf,
Wuerttemberg, Germany (d. 30 August 1883). He was educated
at Basel and sent by the
Basel Mission Society
to America in 1833.
Samuel H. Kellogg, American Presbyterian missionary and
scholar was born at Quogue, New York (d. 1899).
Eduard Raimund Baierlein
(1819–1901), missionary to the Indians in Michigan, was
ordained and installed.
Frants Peder William Meyer
Buhl, the Danish Semitics scholar who helped edit the
13th-14th editions of Gesenius's Hebrew lexicon, was born
(d. 1932). [German
Jane Addams, settlement worker, founder of Hull House
and author, was born in Cedarville, Illinois (d. 21 May
Henry W. Davies, hymnist, was born (d. 11 March 1941).
1901 Albert Frederick Bayly, Congregational
minister and hymnist, was born at Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex,
England (d. 26 July 1984).
National Lutheran Council was organized at Chicago.
1938 The Academy Award-winning movie Boys Town
was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios. Starring
Spencer Tracy, the film depicted the 1922 founding of the
famous character-building Boys Town vocational institution
in Nebraska by Roman Catholic parish priest Father
Edward J. Flanagan (1886–1948).
1953 Colegio la Concordia (Caracas, Venezuela) was
Frederick Henry Stephen Hassold, LCMS missionary to New
Zealand, died (b. 22 January 1882, Huntington, Indiana). He
was educated at Concordia College (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis, Missouri) and went as a
missionary to New Zealand in 1905.
Seattle Lutheran High School opened with eighty-five
ninth-and-tenth grade students.