303 On a voyage preaching the gospel,
Saint Fermin of Pamplona was beheaded in Amiens, France.
Sergius of Radonezh, Abbot of the Holy Trinity, died (b.
Bartolomei Kirillovich, ca. 1320).
Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the
Battle of Nicopolis.
Pope Clement VII died (b. Giulio de’ Medici, 26 May
1555 The Religious
Peace of Augsburg was signed in Augsburg by Holy Roman
Charles V (1500–1558) and the
princes of the
(Hesshus), evangelical theologian, died (b. 3 November
Caspar Peucer, German reformer, died (b. 6 January
(b. 1555), Anglican church leader, died.
Johann Gottfried Olearius, hymnist, was born at Halle
(d. 21 May 1711). [Bautz
Solemn League and Covenant
drawn up by the Scottish General Assembly in London at
Westminster Abbey, guaranteeing Presbyterians equal rights
with the Anglicans, was submitted to the English Parliament.
Abbadie, exponent of rationalistic-apologetic Calvinism,
died (b. 1654).
1765 A charter was granted to the “United Swedish
Lutheran Churches” on the Delaware River.
1782 The first complete English Bible known to be
published in America was issued.
1789 The U.S. Constitution was amended by Congress
to prohibit any establishment of a state religion or
interference with the freedom in the exercise of religion.
Emma Frances Bevan, hymn translator, was born at Oxford
(d. 13 February 1909, Cannes, France).
Luther Rice, missionary to India, died (b. 25 March
1783, Northborough, Massachusetts).
Cleland Boyd McAfee, American Presbyterian clergyman and
scholar, was born (d. 4 February 1944).
Otto, German Lutheran theologian, was born in Hanover,
Germany (d. 6 March 1937).
Peter Cartwright (b. 1 September 1785), early American
Methodist circuit rider, died.
David Frederick Bittle, president of Roanoke College
(Lutheran), died (b. January 1811).
Louis Lange (b. 1829) died in Saint Louis. He was the
publisher of both Die Abendschule
and Die Rundschau.
1924 Charles Cowman (b. 1867), founder of the
Missionary Society, died.
Gould, Canadian pianist noted especially for his
recordings of the music of
Johann Sebastian Bach, was born (d. 4 October 1982).
John Nathan Kildahl, seminary professor and president of
Saint Olaf College, died (b. 4 January 1857, in Beitsteden,
1996 The last of the
Magdalene Asylums was closed in Ireland. Magdalene
Asylums were homes for “fallen” women, most of them operated
by different orders of the Roman Catholic Church. It has
been estimated that around 30,000 women were admitted during
the 150-year history of these institutions, often against