Jerome (ca. 345–420),
Translator of Holy Scripture
Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury, died.
Pope Nicholas IV
was born (d. 4 April 1292).
1444 Union with the
Mesopotamian Syrians was proclaimed at the Council of Florence.
Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian, died (b. 1509).
1572 Saint Francis Borgia, Jesuit priest, died (b. 28 October
1581 Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer, died
William Stoughton, American judge
at the Salem witch trials, was born (d. 7 July 1701).
Georg Schmidt, missionary to South Africa, was born in Kunewalde,
Moravia (d. 2 August 1785).
1752 Justin Heinrich Knecht,
composer, was born at Biberach, Württemberg, (d. 1 December 1817,
1770 George Whitefield,
English evangelist and Methodist leader, died, having preached his last
sermon the evening before, in Newburyport, Massachusetts (b. 16 December
Abad y Sanchez, Jesuit scholar, died in Bologna (b. 1 June 1727).
1783 Peter Muhlenberg
(1746–1807) was promoted to Major General in the Continental Army.
August Hardeland, Rhenish missionary to Borneo, was born in Hanover
(d. 27 June 1891).
Ole Jensen Hatlestad, president of the Norwegian-Danish Augustana
Synod, was born (d. 7 September 1892).
1857 Carl Ross, professor at
Concordia College (Milwaukee), was born in Doberman, Germany (d. 22 June
1937). He was a graduate of Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1878 and
served as pastor in Town Arlington and Willow Creek, Minnesota, before
becoming a professor at the Milwaukee school beginning in 1900. He
retired in August 1927.
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Hagen was born in Sterley, Lauenberg, Germany
(d. 21 November 1938).
Albert Theodore William Steinhaeuser, a translator of Luther's
Works, was born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1 November 1924).
1882 Johann Jakob Herzog
(b. 12 September 1805), German Reformed theologian, died.
Paul George Elbrecht was born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 16 January
1972, Austin, Texas).
1943 Pope Pius XII
issued the encyclical
Afflante Spiritu, which emphasized, among other things, the
great importance of textual criticism in biblical studies.
1946 The International Military War
Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany, having convened in November 1945,
ended its investigations with the conviction of twenty-two Nazi leaders
for war crimes committed against the Jewish people. Missouri Synod
Pastor Henry Gerecke ministered to the prisoners during the trial. A
letter signed by the prisoners and expressing appreciation for Chaplain
Gerecke’s ministry is in the files at Concordia Historical Institute.
Johann Flierl, “Pioneer of the Gospel among Papuans” and Lutheran
missionary in New Guinea, died (b. 16 April 1858, Oberpfalz, Germany).
1951 Johann Philipp Koehler,
Wisconsin Synod theologian, died (b. 17 January 1859, Manitowoc,
Sylvester Clarence Michelfelder, Lutheran World Federation leader,
died (b. 27 October 1889, New Washington, Ohio).
1952 The complete Revised Standard
Version of the Bible was first published by Thomas Nelson and Sons.
Lutheran novelist and historical writer, died (b. 29 August 1879,
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania).
Ludwig Fuerbringer Hall
(library) was dedicated at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis).
1970 The complete
Bible was published in Paterson, New Jersey. It was the first
Catholic-sponsored English translation of the Scriptures taken directly
from the original Greek and Hebrew and was intended to replace the 1610
Douay version of the Bible.
1997 Alwin Ellis Nieting died
in Rogers, Arkansas (b. 2 August 1919). He graduated from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1944 and served as a pastor in Oklahoma and
South Dakota. He became district executive of the South Dakota District
and of the Iowa District and was later elected president of Iowa
District West. He retired in 1985.