1518 Martin Luther fled from Augsburg on threat of
Thomas Cardinal Cajetan (1469–1534).
his lectures at Wittenberg on Philipp Melanchthon's Loci.
began on this date between theologians from Wittenberg (Paul
Eber, Caspar Crucigar the Younger, Abdias Praetorius,
Heinrich Moller von Hirsch and others) and Jena (Johannes
Wigand, Johann Friedrich Coelestin, Christoph Irenaeus,
Timotheus Kirchner, Bartholomaeus Rosinus et al.).
William Ward, missionary to India and printer, was born
in Derby, England (d. 7 March 1823).
Ernst Wilhelm Theodor Hengstenberg, German Lutheran
theologian, Old Testament exegete and editor, was born in
Westphalia, Germany (d. 28 May 1869).
Horatio Gates Spafford, American lawyer and hymn writer,
was born in North Troy, New York (d. 16 October 1888).
Rudolph Kittel, Old Testament scholar, was born in
Wuerttemberg, Germany (d. 1929).
First Vatican Council, which decreed papal infallibility
under Pope Pius IX, closed. It had opened on 8 December
Harry Dixon Loes, American sacred music educator, was
born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 9 February 1965, Chicago,
Schaff, Reformed theologian, American church historian
and encyclopedist, died (b. 1 January 1819).
1907 An annex to the
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) building on South
Jefferson Avenue was dedicated.
Carl Stuart Hamblen, American song writer, was born in
Kellyville, Texas (d. 8 March 1989, Santa Monica,
Mary A. Lathbury, American Methodist church leader and
hymnist, died (b. 10 August 1841).