Saint Luke, Evangelist
Pope John VII died.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church now
within the walled Old City of Jerusalem, was destroyed by
Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah.
Pope Innocent III excommunicated German leader
Pope Pius II was born (d.
Pope Gregory XII died (b. ca. 1326).
Pope Pius III died (b. 29 May 1439)
1512 Martin Luther was awarded the doctor of
theology degree from Wittenberg University.
Manuel da Nóbrega (old spelling Manoel da Nóbrega),
a Portuguese Jesuit priest and first Provincial of the
Society of Jesus in colonial Brazil, was born (d. 18 October
Winslow, an American
Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower, was born in
Droitwich, Worcestershire, England (d. 8 May 1655).
Heinrich Müller, devotional
writer, was born at Lübeck (d. 23 September 1675). [German
Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary who traveled and
worked among Native Americans in North America, died (b. 10
Henry, English non-conformist Presbyterian Bible
commentator, was born at Flintshire, Wales (d. 22 June
was revoked by French King Louis XIV.
Ann Putnam Jr., American accuser in the
Salem Witch Trials, was born (d. 1716)
1737 Christian Möck,
composer, was born at Thann on the Altmühl
(d. 11 April 1818). He was interested in music from his
earliest youth and served as oboist in the chapel of an
infantry regiment at Ansbach from 1771 to 1781; in the
latter year he became organist of the cathedral there, in
which position he served the church for thirty-seven years.
[The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal, comp. W. G.
Polack (Saint Louis: CPH, 1942): 547]
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg’s (1711–1787) congregational
constitution was written.
Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and
theologian who first came to notice as an opponent of the
Gottfried Leibniz and
Christian Wolff from the standpoint of religious
orthodoxy, died (b. 10 January 1715)
Karl Hugo Hahn, Lutheran missionary to South Africa, was
born in Riga, Latvia (d. 24 November 1895).
Wilhelm Heinrich Berkemeier, Lutheran missionary to
immigrants, was born in Oerlinghausen, Lippe-Detmold,
Germany (d. 7 March 1899).
Georg Martin Grossmann, who helped organize the Iowa
Synod, was born in Grossbieberau, Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 24
Leopold Moczygemba, a Polish-born Catholic priest
chiefly recognized as the founder of the first permanent
Polish settlement in the United States at
Panna Maria, Texas, was born (d. 23 February 1891).
Claus Laurits Clausen (1820–1892), president of the
Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, was
Sylvanus Stall, Lutheran educator and author, was born
in Elizaville, Columbia County, New York (d. 6 November
1867 Henry John Lobeck was born in Brooklyn, New
York (d. 23 March 1951, Pittsburgh). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1889 and served as a
pastor at Saint Paul, Sedalia (1889–1895),
and Trinity, Cape Girardeau (1897–1905),
Missouri. He was professor of Hebrew and Greek at Saint Paul’s
College (Concordia, Missouri) from 1905 until his retirement
Daniel March (1816–1909), a Congregational pastor in
Philadelphia, was asked to speak at the Philadelphia
Christian Association meeting on this date. Finding no
suitable hymn for Isaiah 6:8 (his text), he wrote
“Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling.”
Emman Kwegyir Aggrey was born in Anamabu, Gold Coast
(now Ghana) (d. 30 July 1927).
William Hunter (b. 26 May 1811), American Methodist
clergyman and hymnist, died.
Johann L. Schneller, founder of the Jerusalem Lutheran
orphanage, died in Jerusalem (b. 1820).
Charles Crozat Converse, American lawyer and sacred
music composer, died (b. 7 October 1834).
Friedrich Richter, president of Wartburg Seminary and of
the Iowa Synod, died (b. 24 October 1852, Riesa, Saxony).
Leander S. Keyser, American Lutheran theologian, died
(b. 13 March 1856, Tuscarawas County, Ohio).
Adolfo Dilley became the first Missouri Synod missionary to
Carl F. Brommer, president of Concordia Teachers College
(Seward, Nebraska), died in San Diego, California (b. 30
March 1870, Wuerttemberg, Germany).
1954 The Week in Religion, a Sunday evening
religious panel show, aired for the last time over Dumont
television. First broadcast in March 1952, this ecumenical
religious broadcast was divided into twenty-minute segments
for Protestant, Catholic and Jewish news. The original hosts
were Rabbi William S. Rosenbloom, Rev. Robbins Wolcott
Barstow and Rev. Joseph N. Moody.
1998 Albert G. Huegli died in Rochester Hills,
Michigan (b. 7 June 1913). Following graduation from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1936, he served from
1944 to 1969 as assistant professor and dean at Concordia
Teachers College (River Forest, Illinois) and as
vice-president and president of Valparaiso University
(Valparaiso, Indiana). He retired in 1978.