Saladin (ca. 1138–1193) began
Siege of Jerusalem.
1378 Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the
Butcher of Cesena, is elected as
Antipope Clement VII (1342–1394),
Papal (Western) schism (1378–1417).
1542 Magdalene Luther, Martin’s second daughter,
Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel,
German protestant military leader, was born (d. 16 June
Synod of Southwestern Virginia
was organized by six pastors who had left the Virginia
Erik Kristian Johnsen, professor at Luther Theological
Seminary (Saint Paul, Minnesota), was born in Stavanger,
Norway (d. 21 January 1923).
John William Theiss, president of the California-Nevada
District (LCMS), was born in Zelienople, Pennsylvania (d. 3
Buzacott, a London Missionary Society missionary to
Tahiti, died (b. 4 March 1800, Moltoy, England).
Carl August Wilhelm Röbbelen,
professor at the Missouri Synod's practical seminary in Fort
Wayne, Indiana, died in Kandern, Baden, Germany (b. 13 July
1817, Föhrste, near Alfeld, Hannover).
Concordia Publishing House began operations in Saint
1870 The Bersaglieri
entered Rome, ending the temporal power of the Pope and
completing the unification of Italy.
John Coleridge Patteson, English missionary bishop, was
slain while on a missionary tour to Nukapu (b. 1 April
Alt, German Lutheran scholar of the Old Testament, was
born in Stuebach, Bavaria (d. 24 April 1956).
1895 Paul W. Schelp was born in Emma, Missouri (d.
27 February 1972). He was a graduate of Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) in 1919 and served in Brazil beginning in 1920
as a professor at Concordia Seminary (Porto Alegre). He
taught all the subjects at the institution and served for a
time as its president. Under the sponsorship of the American
and British Bible Societies and with the help of a scholar
of the Methodist Church he translated the Bible into the
Portuguese language. For most of his ministry he also edited
church periodicals, and he produced a Portuguese concordance
to the Bible. The Saint Louis seminary honored him with a
doctor of divinity degree in 1944.
Joachim Jeremias, Lutheran New Testament scholar, was
born in Dresden, Germany (d. 6 September 1979).
Walter C. Smith (b. 5 December 1824), Scottish clergyman
and hymnist, died.
Will L. Thompson (b. 7 November 1847), American sacred
music writer, died.
William J. Kirkpatrick (b. 27 February 1838), American
Methodist sacred music composer, died.
1932 In England several branches of Methodism
united to form the
Methodist Church of Great Britain and Ireland.
Karl Johannes Voskamp, Lutheran missionary in China,
died (b. 18 September 1859, Antwerp, Belgium).
Jean Sibelius, Finland’s best-known composer and
symphonist, died (b. 8 December 1865).
1959 Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Havana,
Cuba, was dedicated.
1982 Leipzig (East Germany) Pastor Christian
Führer began to organize prayer services for peace at the
Saint Nicholas Church. These led to the
Monday demonstrations of 1989–1990
that played a part in the collapse of the East German
Communist regime and ultimately the reunification of
1987 The Louise T. Peter Center at Concordia
Lutheran College (now
Austin, Texas) was dedicated. The three-story music and
communications facility featured a large performance hall
and a video studio-soundstage, as well as classrooms and
offices. The center was named for principal donor Louise T.
Peter, granddaughter of Johann Kilian, pastor of the first
German Wendish settlers in east Texas, a group that was
instrumental in the beginnings of Lutheran higher education