Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Girolamo Savonarola, Italian reformer and martyr, was
born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 23 May 1498).
1549 Benedette Accolti, “Cardinal of Ravenna,”
died in Florence (b. 1497). He was a nephew of
(1455–1532), who was also a
cardinal. Benedette belonged to the college of
Pope Leo X
(1475–1521) and was made cardinal
(1478–1534) in 1527.
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, died (b. 24 February
Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French church leader,
died (b. 20 August 1517).
Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic Cardinal, was
born (d. 17 June 1694).
Joseph Smith (1805–1844)
claimed that the angel
Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of
which is translated into
The Book of Mormon.
Walter Scott, English poet, died (b. 15 August 1771,
F. W. Walther married Emilie Buenger.
Hamid II, known as “the Great Assassin,” was born in
Topkapi Palace, Constantinople, Turkey (d. 10 February
1918). He was the last sultan of Turkey, reigning from 1876
Harriett R. K. Spaeth, hymn translator, was born in
Baltimore (d. 5 May 1925, Philadelphia).
1870 Martin Ilse Sr., institutional missionary,
was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 7 June 1955,
Cleveland, Ohio). He graduated from Concordia College (Fort
Wayne, Indiana) in 1889 and from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1892. Until 1922 he served as pastor at Saint John
Lutheran Church (Collinswood, Ohio). During that time he
also founded institutional missions in Cleveland and helped
in the formation of the Midwest Institutional Pastors’
Conference, the Cleveland Deaconess Association and the
Henry (Heinrich) Nau, missionary pioneer and president
of Immanuel Lutheran College (Greensboro, North Carolina),
was born in Beltershausen, Marburg, Germany (d. 17 May
1887 Martin H. Bertram was born in Upper Montere,
New Zealand (d. 5 May 1983). He graduated from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1911 and served as a pastor at
Didsbury and Bismarck, Alberta, Canada. He was an assistant
professor at Concordia College (Saint Paul, Minnesota) from
1914 to 1916, principal of Luther Institute (Fort Wayne,
Indiana) from 1916 to 1921 and professor at Concordia
College (Fort Wayne) beginning in 1921.
Walter August Baepler, president of Concordia
Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) from 1953 to
1958, president of the Lutheran Synodical Conference from
1952 to 1956 and author of A Century of Grace: A History
of the Missouri Synod, 1847–1947,
was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 9 October 1958).
1903 Lutheran secondary education in Milwaukee
began when twelve girls entered a gas-lighted classroom
supplied by Immanuel Lutheran Elementary School. Founders of
the school enlisted volunteer pastors, teachers and others
to provide instruction.
1908 Alvaro A. Cariņo was
born in the Philippines (d. 11 July 1998). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1937 and served as a
pastor in Chicago, Illinois; the Philippines; and Honolulu,
Hawaii. He retired in 1974 but continued to serve as a
missionary-at-large from 1974 to 1978.
James M. Gray (b. 11 May 1851), American Bible teacher
and author, died.
Lauritz Andreas Vigness, professor at Augustana Synod
colleges, died (b. 14 January 1864, Fillmore County,
1982 Funeral services were held for Walter F.
Lichtsinn (b. 24 April 1889) at Saint Paul Lutheran Church
(Munster, Indiana). He graduated from Concordia College
(Fort Wayne, Indiana) and Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis).
He served Saint John Lutheran Church (Toronto, Ontario,
Canada) from 1913 to 1918 and Saint Paul Lutheran Church
(Hammond, Indiana) from 1918 until his retirement in 1963.
Lichtsinn was third vice-president of the Missouri Synod
from 1947 to 1959. He had previously been president of the
Central District from 1927 to 1947.