Cathedral of Chartres was dedicated in the presence of
King Louis IX of France
Bavaria joined the
Schmalkaldic League, a defensive alliance of Lutheran
Joshua Stegmann (1588–1632), hymnist, received a D.D.
degree from Wittenberg.
1648 The end of the Thirty Years' War came with
Peace of Westphalia.
William Prynne, a seventeenth-century author, polemicist
and political figure and a prominent
Puritan opponent of the church policy of the Archbishop
William Laud (1573–1645), died
1683 Germans settled in
Ann Hasseltine Judson, wife of Burma missionary Adoniram
Judson, died (b. 22 December 1789).
Friedrich Richter, president of Wartburg Seminary
(Dubuque, Iowa) and the Iowa Synod, was born in Riesa,
Saxony, Germany (d. 18 October 1934).
Jacques Paul Migne (b. 25 October 1800), French priest
who published inexpensive and widely distributed editions of
theological works, encyclopedias and the texts of the Church
James R. Woodford, hymnist, died (b. 30 April 1820,
1917 The General Council approved plans to merge
with the General Synod and the United Synod in the South to
United Lutheran Church in America. The merger took place
Palmer Hartsough (b. 7 May 1844), American sacred music
1938 D. Dyriam was ordained as the first native
Lutheran pastor in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
1956 In Syracuse, New York,
Margaret Ellen Towner became the first woman to be
ordained in the Presbyterian Church.
Martin F. Shaw (b. 9 March 1875), English sacred music
Theodore Hoyer, professor at Saint John’s College
(Winfield, Kansas) and Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis),
died (b. 22 August 1883, Spring Valley, Kansas).
William Frederick Henry Beck, editor at Concordia
Publishing House and author, died (b. 28 August 1904).