Pope Honorius I
Pope John IV died.
Church records indicate
died this day, though the year is uncertain. He was invited by
Hamburg (ca. 1000–1072) to write the
history of Hamburg and of the Northern lands.
1492 Christopher Columbus (1451–1506)
arrived in the Western Hemisphere. One of the purposes of his
explorations was to spread Christianity.
1518 Martin Luther’s
hearing before the papal legate,
Cardinal Cajetan (1469–1534)
began in Augsburg and continued through 14 October.
Edward VI of
England was born (d. 6 July 1553). His reign saw the transformation
Anglican Church into a recognizably Protestant body with, among
other things, the development of the first
1600 Luis de Molina,
Spanish Jesuit theologian, died (b. 1535).
William Chillingworth, English churchman, was
born (d. 30 January 1644).
John Nicolas Kurtz, Pennsylvania pastor, was born in Lutzenlinden,
Nassau-Weilburg, Germany (d. 12 May 1794).
Asa Thurston, missionary to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), was born
in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 11 March 1868).
Johann Friedrich Riedel, missionary to Indonesia, died (b. 1798).
1872 Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of the most
significant English composers of the 20th century, was born at Down
Ampney, Gloucestershire, England (d. 26 August 1958).
1878 John William Werling was
born in New Haven, Indiana (d. 14 November 1957, Winfield, Kansas). He
was a graduate of Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1902 and received
an M.A. from Columbia University in 1927. He served as a pastor at
Humboldt and Winfield, Kansas and became a professor at Saint John’s
College (Winfield, Kansas) in 1918, serving until he retired in 1957. He
was a member of the board of directors of the Lutheran Children’s Friend
Society in Winfield from 1915 to 1947.
1880 Harriet Krauth
Adolph Spaeth (1839–1910),
hymnists, were married.
1881 Josiah G. Holland
(b. 24 July 1819), American news editor and hymnist, died.
Lowden, American evangelical and reformed sacred music composer, was
born (d. 27 February 1963).
1895 Mrs. Cecil Frances
Humphreys Alexander, author of many hymns and translator of several,
died in Londonberry (b. April 1818).
1898 Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister,
died (b. 3 November 1816).
Eduard Raimond Baierlein, Lutheran missionary among the Chippewa
Indians near Frankenmuth, Michigan, died in Germany (b. 29 April 1819).
F. F. (Frederick
Fyvie) Bruce, English New Testament scholar, was born in Elgin,
Scotland (d. 11 September 1990).
1913 Concordia Teachers
College (River Forest, Illinois), now
Concordia University Chicago, was dedicated after its relocation
from Addison, Illinois.
1941 The first Missouri Synod
chapel in Paraguay was dedicated at Hohenau.
1971 Jesus Christ Superstar debuted on
1980 Dennis Ray Halm was
inaugurated as the second president of
Concordia University, Irvine, California
(formerly Christ College).