Franciscans first arrived in England. They were called
because of their grey habits. The Franciscan habit is brown
today. The order was founded by
Saint Francis of Assisi
(1181–1226) in 1209 and was
officially approved by
Pope Honorius III
(1148–1227) in 1223.
1718 Founded in 1701 by
Congregationalists who feared that
Harvard was straying from its
roots, the Collegiate School at New Haven, Connecticut,
changed its name to
Ralph Harrison, composer, was born (d. 4 November 1810,
Manchester, Lancashire, England).
Peter Muhlenberg (1746–1807), son of Lutheran patriarch
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg
(1711–1787), commanded a brigade
Battle of Brandywine.
James Edmeston, hymnist, surveyor and architect who
wrote many children's hymns, was born at Wapping, in London
(d. 7 January 1867, Homerton, Middlesex, England).
1794 Blount College was established in Knoxville,
Tennessee, by the Presbyterians. In 1806 the school became a
state school, and in 1807 it was renamed East Tennessee
College. Its present name is the
University of Tennessee.
Daniel Dole, missionary to Hawaii, was born in
Bloomfield (now Skowhegan), Maine (d. 26 August 1878).
1819 Canadian hymn writer
Joseph Scriven was born in Seapatrick, County Down,
Ireland (d. 10 August 1886, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada).
Concordia College (Portland, Oregon) opened.
Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Sanatorium was dedicated.
B. H. Streeter
(b. 1874), Anglican New Testament textual scholar, died.
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Indiana) opened.
(b. ca. 1880), African American religious cult leader, died.
1981 Herbert H. Gross, retired professor of
geography and earth science at Concordia College (River
Forest, Illinois), died at Schaumburg, Illinois (b. 14 March
1905, Buckley, Illinois).
Pope John Paul II (1920–2005)
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Côte
d'Ivoire, one of the largest churches in the world.