Council of Agde was held in southern France under the
Caesarius of Arles
(468/470–542). It was attended by
thirty-five bishops and published seventy-one canons. The
canons dealt with clerical celibacy, the age of ordination,
relationships between bishops and their diocesan synods,
intoxication of clergymen and religious obligations of the
Boniface VIII (ca. 1235–1303; pope 1294–1303), recently
kidnapped and rescued just two days earlier after attempting
Philip the Fair (Philip IV of France, 1268–1314)
to court, died.
Johann Brenz, Lutheran reformer in Swabia, died at
Stuttgart (b. 24 June 1499, Weil der Stadt, near Stuttgart).
Christoph Fischer (Vischer), hymnist, died (b. 20
January 1518, Joachimsthal, Bohemia). [German
Johann Stobäus, composer, died
in Koenigsberg (b. 6 July 1580, Graudenz, West Prussia).
John Caspar Stoever (1685–1738), first Lutheran pastor
in Virginia, arrived.
John Marriott, hymnist, was baptized (d. 31 March 1825,
Saint Giles-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, England).
Württemberg Bible Society was
Pope Pius VII (1740–1823)
approved a decree by the
Sacred Congregation of the Inquisition to allow the
printing of books in Rome defending the
heliocentric theory of
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543).
Marvin R. Vincent, American Presbyterian Bible scholar,
was born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1922).
Nils Forsander, Augustana Synod editor and professor,
was born in Gladsax, Sweden (d. 21 August 1926).
John D. Lee
(1812–1877), a Mormon, was angered
over President James Buchanan’s order to remove
(1801–1877) from the governorship
of the Territory of Utah. In retaliation Lee incited a band
of Mormons and Indians to massacre 120 California-bound
Mountain Meadows, Utah.
Philipp Fleischmann, co-founder and director of the
Missouri Synod teachers seminary at Fort Wayne, Indiana,
died in Kendallville, Indiana (b. 22 January 1815,
1905 Eugene N. Seltz was born in Truman, Minnesota
(d. 27 November 1985, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota). He
graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1929 and
served as a missionary to China from 1929 to 1939. He later
was a pastor in Howard Lake, Minnesota; a language officer
for the U.S. Marines; and a chaplain in the Twin Cities in
Minnesota. From 1959 until his retirement in 1970 he taught
at Concordia Seminary (Hong Kong).
Rudolf Adam Bischoff, professor and president of
Concordia College (Fort Wayne, Indiana), died in Bingen,
Indiana (b. 16 May 1847).
a federation of Missouri Synod Canadian districts, was
organized in Winnipeg.
Lutheran International School in Hong Kong was opened.
Bethesda Lutheran Home dedicated its first out-of-state
group home in Maryville, Missouri.
1983 The new campus of
Concordia College (now University) Wisconsin at Mequon
was dedicated. Built in 1958, the campus was purchased from
the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
1984 Robert Manthey Zorn died at Saint Louis,
Missouri (b. 24 July 1904, South Euclid [Cleveland], Ohio).
He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1928
and served in India as a missionary, professor, dean and
president of Concordia Seminary (Nagercoil) and general
secretary of the India Mission. He retired in 1970.
2001 Terrorists hijacked American airliners and
attacked the World Trade Center towers in New York City and
the Pentagon in Washington, D. C., inflicting major damage
and the loss of over 3,000 lives. A fourth plane, alleged to
be targeted at the White House, crashed at Shanksville,
Pennsylvania, after passengers overpowered the hijackers.