1307 All Knights Templar in France were simultaneously
arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair of France (1268–1314),
to be tortured later into “admitting” heresy.
1562 Claudin de Sermisy, composer,
died (b. ca. 1490).
Theodore Beza (b. 24 June 1519), French-born Swiss Reformer, died.
1759 John Henley,
English clergyman, commonly known as “Orator Henley,” died (b. 3 August
Toleration for Austro-Hungarian Evangelicals was issued by Holy
Joseph II of Austria (1741-1790). It suppressed persecution and
torture and gave an opportunity to all citizens to register themselves.
1825 Henry Stephen Cutler,
American sacred music chorister and composer, was born in Boston,
Massachusetts (d. 5 December 1902, Boston, Massachusetts).
“In the Hour of Trial”
was written by James Montgomery
1836 Theodor Fliedner
(1800–1864), founder of an institution of deaconesses, opened the first
Protestant deaconess house at Kaiserswerth.
1843 In New York City, Henry
Jones and eleven others founded B'nai B'rith (the oldest Jewish service organization
in the world).
1849 Alexander M.
Mackay, missionary to Uganda, was born in Rhynie, Scotland (d. 4
Dutch Reformed theologian, was born in Holland (d. 1957).
1877 English devotional
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–1879) penned
the words to the hymn
“Who Is on the Lord's Side?”
1882 Joseph Paul Klausler,
president of the North Dakota/Montana District of the LCMS, was born in
Lyon County, Minnesota (d. 12 September 1941). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1905 and served as a pastor in Kulm
and Hankinson, North Dakota. He became president of the district in
1922 The first classes were
held at Alabama Lutheran Academy (later
Concordia College, Selma, Alabama).
1934 Theodore Baker
(b. 3 June 1851), German-born American musicologist and biographical