869 The Fourth
Constantinople Council opened. During its six sessions the council
condemned iconoclasm and anathematized
Constantinople Patriarch Photius.
1520 Alessandro Cardinal Farnese, Italian
cardinal and diplomat, grandson of
Pope Paul III
(1468–1549), was born (d. 2 March 1589).
Richard Foxe, English churchman, died (b. ca. 1448).
1546 Cyriacus Schneegast,
hymnist, was born at Buffleben, near Gotha (d. 23 October 1597).
1695 John Glas,
Scottish clergyman, was born (d. November 1773).
Jonathan Edwards, colonial American theologian, was born in East
Windsor, Connecticut (d. 22 March 1758).
1711 Christian F. Richter,
Halle physician and hymnist, died (b. 5 October 1676).
1744 Colonial American
Brainerd (1718–1747) began three
years of missionary labors among the Indians on the Susquehanna River at
Opeholhaupung, New Jersey.
John Michael Steck, early Ohio Synod pastor in Pennsylvania and
Ohio, was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 14 July 1830).
1777 George Washington
visited the sick and wounded at
Lutheran Church, Philadelphia.
1793 During the French Revolution Christianity was disestablished
1833 William Gould Tomer,
religious composer, was born (d. 26 September 1896).
Hermann Duemling, professor at Missouri Synod colleges in Milwaukee;
Addison, Illinois; and Fort Wayne, Indiana, was born in Schoenebeck, Germany
(11 March 1913).
Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish bishop, died (b. 3 January
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia opened.
1875 Henry Frederick Otto
Luessenhop was born in Lutter, Hanover (d. 14 January 1947). He
graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1899 and served as a
pastor at Waverly, Missouri, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. He became
president of the Colorado District in 1921, serving for nine years. He
was later chairman of the district mission board and in 1942 accepted
the call as first field secretary of the district, serving in that
position until his death.
1896 Elmer Christian
Zimmermann was born in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois.
He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1928 and served as
a missionary to China and a professor at the Saint Louis seminary. He
was also a pastor in Adair, Iowa. He served as secretary of the China
Mission General Conference and was the author of various Chinese books.
He retired in 1971 (d. 15 June 1985).
“God of Grace and God of Glory”
was written by Harry Emerson Fosdick
(1878–1969) for the opening service
of Riverside Church in New York City.
George J. Fritschel, professor at Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa,
died (24 May 1867).
1959 A Lutheran Hour contract
was signed in Seoul, Korea.
1969 Harry Emerson Fosdick
(b. 1878), American Baptist clergyman, died.
1975 Grace Lutheran Church,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, voted to leave the Missouri Synod and join the
Lutheran Church in Mission (LCM). The congregation was the first to take
such action during the controversy centered in Concordia Seminary and
the founding of Concordia Seminary in Exile.