William I, the Conqueror of England in 1066 and founder
of several monasteries, died (b. ca. 1028).
Boniface VIII (ca. 1235–1303; pope 1294–1303), who was
kidnapped while trying to bring
Philip the Fair (Philip IV of France) to court, was
Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560)
was made a bachelor of the Bible and lecturer on theology at
Wittenberg University after a disputation titled
“On the Supremacy of the Scriptures.”
Religious Colloquy of Poissy convened near Paris.
Comprising an assembly of French Roman Catholic prelates and
reformed Protestant theologians and clergy led by
Theodore Beza (1519–1605), the
council prepared the way for a 1562 edict that gave official
royal acceptance and a measure of freedom to the French
1598 A celebration was held for the newly
completed church at San Juan de los Caballeros, the first
church in New Mexico. The town was a former Indian pueblo in
the Chama River Valley.
Thomas Coke, the first English Methodist bishop, was
born in Brecon, Wales (d. 2 May 1814).
Henry J. Buckoll, hymn translator, was born (d. 6
June 1871, Rugby, England).
Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish clergyman and scholar,
was born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 28 March 1886).
Bernhard Klein, composer, died in Berlin (b. 6 March
1793, Cologne). [German
Frederick Brand, vice-president of the LCMS (1917–1929),
was born in Eden, New York (d. 1 January 1949).
1883 New buildings for
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) on South Jefferson
Avenue were dedicated.
Max Heinrich Zschiegner, missionary to China and
president of the Chinese seminary in Hankow, was born in New
York State (d. 23 January 1940).
William Chatterton Dix, English insurance agent and
hymnist, died at Clifton, England (b. 14 June 1837).
Reinhold Adelberg, Wisconsin Synod leader and professor,
died (b. 9 November 1835).
Theodore H. C. Buenger, president of Concordia College
(Saint Paul, Minnesota), died (b. 29 April 1860, Chicago).
1951 Theophilus W. Strieter (1889–1965)
was commissioned as missionary at large to Latin America to
open a Lutheran mission field in Venezuela. He was a 1911
graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield,
Illinois) and served for ten years as a missionary in
Brazil. Returning to the U.S. in 1922, he served as pastor
of Zion Lutheran Church, Hinsdale, Illinois. From 1931 to
1933 he was director of public relations at Valparaiso
(Indiana) University, and from 1933 to 1945 he was pastor of
Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Evansville, Indiana. Then he was
called as executive director of the Lutheran Commission on
Prisoners of War. He retired to the Saint Louis area in 1957
after his service in Venezuela and was vacancy pastor at
Saint Philip Lutheran Church, Saint Louis, and Jerusalem
Lutheran Church, Collinsville, Illinois.
This Is the Life television program was inaugurated.
It premiered on Dumont (later ABC) television. This
long-running program aired on Friday nights from 8:00 to
8:30 p.m. and was produced under the auspices of the
1991 Alfred von Rohr Sauer died at Saint Louis,
Missouri (b. 6 December 1908, Winona, Minnesota). He
graduated from Northwestern College (Watertown, Wisconsin)
in 1929 and from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
seminary in Thiensville, Wisconsin, in 1932 before receiving
his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn in 1939. He taught Old
Testament theology from 1948 until 1973 at Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) and from 1974 until 1983 at Christ