Hildegard of Bingen, a German abbess, mystic, author and
preacher who received visions of God from the age of five,
died (b. 1098).
Charles VI of France (1368–1422)
ordered all Jews expelled from France.
Heinrich Bullinger (b. 18 July 1504), Swiss reformer,
1577 The Peace of Bergerac was signed between
Henry III of France (1551–1589)
Lukas Osiander the Elder, theologian and hymnist, died
(b. 16 December 1534, Nürnberg). [German
Johannes Olearius, preacher and hymnist, was born at
Halle (d. 24 April 1684).
1656 The colonial commissioners recommended severe
laws against the
Quakers, which were then enacted by Massachusetts.
John Campanius, Lutheran missionary to American Indians,
died (b. 15 August 1601, Stockholm).
Knows When Death May Overtake Me”
was written by
Ämilie Julienne (1637–1706),
Countess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.
1717 The first
Presbyterian synod in America met in Philadelphia.
Benjamin Abbot, principal of
Phillips Exeter Academy, was born in Andover,
Massachusetts (d. Exeter, New Hampshire, 25 October, 1849).
1776 247 Spanish colonists consecrated their
California mission of
Josiah Conder, hymnist, was born in Aldersgate, London,
England (d. 27 December 1855, Hampstead, Middlesex,
Andrew Gordon, Presbyterian missionary to India (West
Pakistan), was born in Putnam, New York (d. 13 August 1887).
Wilhelm Sihler (1801–1885) sailed from Germany in order
C. D. Wyneken as pastor of Saint Paul Lutheran Church
(Fort Wayne, Indiana).
(also know as the Stern gang) assassinated Count
Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate
between the Arabs and Jews in Palestine.
Frank Carl Streufert, secretary of LCMS missions from
1932 to 1953, died (b. 30 April 1874, Chicago).
1988 Bernard A. Confer, former executive director
Lutheran World Relief (LWR),
died in Teaneck, New Jersey.
2002 Werner K. Wadewitz died (b. 1912). A 1937
graduate of Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), he served as a
missionary in Brazil (Porto Alegre, R.S., and Muncipio,
P.A.) and as a professor at Concordia Senior College (Fort
Wayne, Indiana). He also carried out a project to transcribe
the handwritten correspondence of
F. W. Walther for Concordia Historical Institute.