Pope Liberius died. He was the earliest pope who was not
canonized as a saint.
Muhammad (ca. 570–632)
Second Council of Nicaea was transferred to Nicea from
Pope Innocent II died.
Albert of Mainz, archbishop and elector of Mainz and
Magdeburg who instigated the sale of indulgences by John
Tetzel to pay his debts, died (b. 28 June 1490).
Michael Franck, hymnist, died (b. 1609, Schleusingen,
Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758), noted colonial clergyman,
became president of the College of New Jersey (later
Princeton). He served as president until his death.
Victor O. Petersen, hymn translator, was born in Skede,
Smaland, Sweden (d. 14 February 1929).
1867 The first
Lambeth Conference, a Pan-Anglican Synod consisting of
British, colonial and American Anglican bishops, met at
Lambeth Palace. Its purpose was to discuss Episcopal church
Henry H. Milman, Anglican clergyman, scholar and
hymnist, died (b. 10 November 1791).
William Walker, hymnist, died (b. 6 May 1809, Martin’s
Mills, South Carolina).
Theodore Julius Brohm, Missouri Synod founder and
leader, died (b. 12 September 1808).
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
William True Sleeper
(b. 9 February 1819), American Congregational clergyman,
Henry A. Redpath
(b. 19 June 1848), English Old Testament textual scholar,
A. T. (Archibald Thomas) Robertson
(b. 1863), American Baptist New Testament scholar, died.
Juji Nakada (b. 29 October 1870), Japanese evangelist,
1959 Arnold H. Grumm, Missouri Synod leader and
pastor, died (b. 16 October 1893, Madison, Wisconsin). He
graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1916 and
served as pastor at Garrison and Fargo, North Dakota, the
latter for thirty years. He was circuit counselor (visitor)
in the North Dakota-Montana District of the synod from 1924
to 1930 and chairman of the district mission board from 1930
to 1942. He became president of the district in 1942 and was
elected as a vice-president of the synod in 1950. In 1956 he
became first vice-president, a full-time position. He was an
authority on the synodical constitution and served as
chairman of the Synodical Survey Commission from 1956 to
1959. He also traveled extensively for the synod in Europe,
South America and the Far East. He assisted in the formation
of the India Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Elmer Arthur Kettner, Missouri Synod editor and author,
died (b. 22 April 1906, Elgin, Illinois).
1975 An International Lutheran Laymen’s League
regional workshop for Lutheran Hour managers was held at
Beirut, Lebanon, through 28 September. A civil war between
Lebanese Christians and Muslims also reached its peak during
the same five days. Only two of the seven managers were able
to make it into the Beirut airport. The two LCMS
missionaries, Dennis Hilgendorf and John Stelling, were
nearby, so a “miniconference” was held. William Kniffel,
director of Lutheran Hour International Operations, said
that the fighting in the streets of Beirut was so heavy that
the LLL representative, Morris Jahshan, could not make it
across the city to attend the meeting. Jahshan had returned
to his home in Beirut only twelve days earlier after
spending eighteen months studying at Southern Illinois
University in Edwardsville, Illinois.