1226 Francis of Assisi, Christian mystic and Italian
religious leader, died (b. 26 September 1181).
1649 Giovanni Diodati, Swiss protestant clergyman and
author of the translation of the Bible into Italian (1603, edited with
notes, 1607), died (b. 6 June 1576).
1690 Robert Barclay
(b. 23 December 1648), Scottish Quaker theologian, died.
Kunth, hymnist, was born at Liegnitz, Silesia (d. 7 September 1779,
Baruth). He studied theology at the universities of Jena, Wittenberg and
Leipzig. In 1730 he was appointed pastor at Pölzig
and Bröckau, near Ronneburg, and in 1737 he became chief pastor at Löwen,
Silesia. In 1743 he became pastor and superintendent at Baruth, near
Jüterbog, Brandenburg. [The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal,
comp. W. G. Polack (Saint Louis: CPH, 1942): 533]
Johann Friedrich Flattich, Swabian preacher and pedagog, was born at
Beihingen (d. 1 July 1797). [German
1803 Christian Wilhelm Gerike,
Lutheran missionary in India, died (or October 2). [German
Kardec, French founder of Spiritism, was born (d. 31 March 1869).
1806 Oliver Cowdery, early Mormon leader, was born (d. 3
(Lina) Vilhelmina Sandell Berg, Swedish Lutheran hymnist, was born in
Froderyd, Smaland, Sweden (d. 27 July 1903).
Gottlieb Bassler, president of the Pittsburgh Synod and first
president of the General Council, died (b. 10 December 1813).
James Cameron, Madagascar missionary, died (b. 6 January 1800).
College was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was the first Jewish
college in the U.S. established to train men for the rabbinate.
1881 Orson Pratt,
Mormon leader, died (b. 19 September 1811).
1883 Ernest A. Lussky was
born in Sterling, Illinois (d. 10 April 1970, Saint Paul, Minnesota). He
graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1906 and served as a
professor at Concordia College (Saint Paul, Minnesota) for his entire
career of fifty-five years. His field was classical languages,
Longfellow, American clergyman and brother of poet Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow (1807–1882), died (b 18 June
1819). Like his brother, Samuel also wrote and published collections of
Towner (b. 5 April 1850), American music evangelist, died.
1929 The Church of Scotland
merged with the United Free Church of Scotland, retaining the name
Church of Scotland.
2005 Wesley W. Isenberg, a graduate of Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) and professor for 40 years at Concordia University Chicago
(River Forest, Illinois), translator of The Gospel of Philip in
the Nag Hamadi Library, died (b. 18 June 1931, Chicago).