Pontianus, bishop of Rome, died.
929 (or 935)
King Wenceslas, ruler and patron saint of Czechoslovakia, died (b.
1197 Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, died (b.
(b. ca. 1500) and
Peter Fliesteden, martyrs, were burned in Cologne, Germany.
1687 Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian, died (b. 17
1742 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman,
died (b. 24 June 1663).
1788 Joseph Hoskins,
hymnist, died (b. 1745).
Theological Seminary was opened in Massachusetts under
1822 A convention was held in
Harrison Church, Nelson County, Kentucky, for the purpose of
Lutheran synod in Kentucky.
1823 Leo XII
(1760–1829) was elected as pope.
Frances Elizabeth Willard, American educator and temperance leader,
was born in Churchville, New York (d. 17 February 1898).
1842 Herman Henry Walker was
born in Brockhausen, Germany (d. 4 July 1927). He was a graduate of
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1865 and served as pastor in
Paterson, New Jersey, and York, Pennsylvania. He was vice-president of
the Eastern District of the LCMS from 1885 to 1899 and president from
1899 to 1915.
1859 Karl J. P. Spitta,
hymnist, died at Peine (b. 1 August 1801, Hanover).
1871 Karl Haase was born in
Chicago, Illinois (d. 9 May 1955). He graduated from the Missouri
Synod’s teachers seminary at Addison, Illinois, in 1891 and served as a
teacher in Portage and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He became a professor at
Concordia Teachers College (Seward, Nebraska) in 1906 and wrote several
music books. He was also a fellow of the American Guild of Organists.
1891 H. D. Ganse,
hymnist, died (b. 27 February 1822 near Fishkill, New York).
1903 Samuel A. Ward
(b. 28 December 1847), American music publisher, died.
1934 The first issue of the
fundamentalist Christian newspaper The Sword of the Lord was published.
Founded by American evangelist John R. Rice (1895–1980),
it was the largest independent Christian weekly for many years.
1978 Pope John Paul I (b. 17 October 1912), 262nd
pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, died.