Saint Michael and All Angels
855 Pope Benedict III (???–858)
1502 Martin Luther received
his B.A. degree from the
1560 Gustav Vasa, king of
Sweden, died (b. 12 May 1496).
Andreas Musculus (Latinized form of Meusel), theologian involved in
the preparation of the Formula of Concord, died (b. 29 November
1514, Schneeberg, Saxony). [German
1636 Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, was born
(d. 14 December 1715).
Ruiz, Filipino saint, died (b. ca. 1600).
1691 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate, was
born (d. 12 January 1781).
Roman Catholic Church in Boston was formally dedicated. Catholics
had been granted religious freedom by the Massachusetts constitution of
15 June 1780.
Louis Lange was born in Zennern, Kreisfritzer, Kurhesse, Germany (d.
1893). He was the publisher of both
Die Abendschule and Die
Rundschau in Saint Louis.
1838 The Missionary Board of
the Reformed (German) Church in the United States was organized. The
board supported missionaries sent by other agencies until 1865, when it
began sending its own missionaries to the Winnebago Indians in Wisconsin
and to Japan.
August Reinke, founder of LCMS deaf missions, was born in Winsen,
Hannover, Germany (d. 18 November 1899).
Wilhelm Grönning, missionary to India, was born in Guntur, India (d.
9 July 1889).
Lorrin Andrews, Hawaiian missionary and translator of the Bible into
Hawaiian, died (b. 29 April 1795).
Polycarp C. Henkel, first president of Concordia College (Conover,
North Carolina), died (b. 23 August 1820 near Conover, North Carolina).
1890 The Chicago Presbytery
petitioned the Chicago Board of Education to have the Bible read in the
Ernst August Brauer, professor of exegesis, logic and isagogics at
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), died (b. 19 April 1819, Northeim,
John Sung, outstanding Christian missionary in China and
Southeast Asia, was born Siong Chiat Sung in Hinghwa, China
(d. 18 August 1944).
1902 The Porto Alegre,
Brazil, mission of the Missouri Synod was begun.
1907 The cornerstone was laid
at the Washington National Cathedral.
Lewis Herman Schuh, president of Capital University (Columbus,
Ohio), died (b. 7 July 1858, Galion, Ohio).
1941 Samuel Wilhelm Hermann
Daib (b. 26 August 1862, Sugar Grove, Ohio) died. He attended Concordia
College (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), from
which he graduated in 1884. He served parishes in Wittenberg, Tigerton
and Merrill, Wisconsin. In 1906 he was elected president of the
Wisconsin District and served that district and the North Wisconsin
District in that capacity until 1936. He also founded the Wisconsin
Church Mutual Fire Insurance Association and held its presidency until
1963 The second session of
the Second Vatican Council was opened in Rome by
Pope Paul VI (1897–1978). This session
lasted through December 4.
1990 The Washington National Cathedral