Cardinal Cajetan (1469–1534)
dismissed Martin Luther from the Diet of Augsburg.
1552 Oswald Myconius, Swiss protestant reformer, died
1644 William Penn, American
Quaker statesman, was born in London, England (d. 30 July 1718).
1656 The first punitive
legislation in Massachusetts against Quakers
was enacted. The new laws decreed that a 40-shilling fine be imposed
against anyone illegally harboring Quakers. Other regulations prescribed
assorted mutilations for those Quakers returning to the colony after
they had been banished.
Kingo, hymnist, died (b. 15 December 1634).
1708 The General Court of
Connecticut enacted the
Platform, later adopted by the colony's Congregational churches. The
legislation instituted a form of church government more presbyterian
than congregational in nature.
1735 John (1703–1791)
and Charles (1707–1788)
first set sail to America, John to become a missionary to the Indians
and later to the colonists, Charles to become secretary to Gov. James Oglethorpe
(1696–1785) of Georgia.
1781 Peter Muhlenberg
(1746–1807) was named senior
commander at the
Tappan, hymnist and American Congregational advocate of the Sunday
school, was born in Beverley, Massachusetts (d. 18 June 1849).
1835 William G. Fischer,
American sacred music chorister, was born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 13
1841 John Christian
Frederick Heyer (1793–1873),
first missionary of the Lutheran General Synod to India and later a
pastor in Minnesota, sailed from Boston on this date on his first
missionary journey to India.
Emmanuel Frederick Poppen, president of the American Lutheran
Church, was born in New Dundee, Ontario, Canada (d. 13 February 1961).
A. Ironside, American clergyman and evangelist, was born in Toronto,
Canada (d. 15 January 1951).
Evangelical Alliance Mission was founded in Chicago, Illinois, by Fredrik Franson (1852–1908).
1891 Protestant Episcopal
clergyman Phillips Brooks
(1835–1893) was consecrated Bishop
of the Diocese of Massachusetts in Boston's Trinity Church.
Theodor Nšther (1866–1904)
(1867–1925) were commissioned for
work in India as the Missouri Synod’s
first foreign missionaries by Pres. Heinrich Schwan
(1819–1905) at a meeting of the Western
District in Saint Charles, Missouri. Nšther
sailed for India at once. Mohn followed a year later.
Synod of Central and Southern Illinois was formed by a union of the
synods of Central and Southern Illinois at Hillsboro, Illinois.
1897 William A. Ogden
(b. 10 December 1841), American sacred music writer, died.
John Dietrich Severinghaus, president of the Wartburg Synod, died
(b. 22 July 1834).
1922 In Detroit, Michigan,
the Evangelical Association and the United Evangelical Church merged,
Evangelical Church. The combined membership at the time of the
merger was 260,000.
Carl Christoph Schmidt, Missouri Synod vice-president, died (b. 8
Johann Michael Reu, Lutheran theologian and professor at Wartburg
Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa), died (b. 16 November 1869).
Louis John Sieck, president of Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis),
died (b. 11 March 1884).
Marmaduke Nathaniel Carter, longtime African American LCMS pastor in
Chicago, died (b. 7 March 1881).