Muslim general Saladin
(ca. 1138–1193) captured Jerusalem from the
Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal, was born (d. 4 November
Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and
statesman, died (b. 4 February 1575).
Missionary Society was founded by a dozen English ministers in
Kettering, Northants, England. It was the first modern mission society.
Slave and lay preacher Nat Turner was born in
Southampton County, Virginia (d. 11 November 1831).
Chatfield, Anglican clergyman and hymn translator, was born at
Catteris (Cambridgeshire), England (d. 10 January 1896).
Naturalist Charles Darwin
(1809–1882) returned to Falmouth,
England, aboard the HMS Beagle
after a five-year journey collecting biological data he would later use
to develop his
theory of evolution.
Frederick William Stellhorn was born in Bruening-Horstedt, Hannover,
Germany (d. 17 March 1919).
hymnist, died (b. 1816).
Roman Catholic missionary to Montana Indians, died (b. 16 May 1812,
C. H. R. Lange, professor at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) and
Concordia College (Fort Wayne, Indiana), died in Saint Louis (b. 8
January 1825, Polish Wartenberg, Prussia).
Our Savior Lutheran Church, Chicago, the first deaf congregation in the
Missouri Synod, was organized.
Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury and primate
of the Anglican Church in England, was born (d. 11 July 2000, Saint
The LCMS began work among the blind.
of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, was
founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
The first Lutheran Hour broadcast, sponsored by the Lutheran Laymen’s
League, was heard over station WHK on a Thursday evening from Cleveland,
hymn translator, died in Chicago (b. 21 March 1867, Norddalen, Norway).
1950 “Peanuts” first debuted in seven newspapers under the United Features Syndicate. Developed by Charles M. Schulz, who was raised Lutheran in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, “Peanuts” ran for nearly 50 years and was published in 2,600 newspapers, 75 countries and 21 languages.
John George Peter Drach, General Synod leader, died (b. 3 September
1873, Greenport, Long Island, New York).
1978 The Lutheran Church Extension Fund of the Missouri
Synod became the first investment and lending service of any major U.S.
denomination to be approved and certified by the securities agencies of
all fifty states.