1536 Lutheranism was made the official religion in
Denmark by edict of
Jakob Sturm, statesman, educator and reformer at
Strasbourg, died (b. 10 August 1489, Strasbourg).
1768 The Wesley Chapel on John Street in New York
City was formally dedicated. It was the first Methodist
Church building in America. The edifice was rebuilt in 1817
and again in 1840.
Bingham, Hawaii missionary, was born in Bennington,
Vermont (d. 1869).
Christopher Wordsworth, Anglican clergyman, scholar and
hymnist, was born at Lambeth, England (d. 20 March 1885).
John F. Young, American Episcopal clergyman and hymnist,
was born in Pittston, Maine (d. 15 November 1885).
Jones Sr., American fundamentalist Methodist evangelist
and educator, was born in Alabama (d. 16 January 1968).
League of America was organized.
(1810–1903) established the
Pontifical Biblical Commission to safeguard the correct
interpretation of Scripture, to state positions that had to
be held by Catholics on biblical questions, to set up
standards for biblical studies and to grant degrees in
Jakob Aall Ottesen, one of the founders of the Norwegian
Lutheran Church in America, died (b. 1 June 1825,
Christiania [Oslo], Norway).
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Ontario, opened.
1917 Margarete Lenk, writer of religious fiction,
Concordia University College of Alberta, Edmonton,
1977 The Lutheran Church—Missouri
Synod received its first missionary sent by a partner
church. The Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP)
commissioned Alvaro A. Cariño to
serve the Filipino people in Hawaii. Carino was the synod’s
first missionary to the Philippines. Born in the
Philippines, he came to America at age eighteen and learned
of the Lutheran church through radio broadcasts. He studied
at Saint Paul’s College
(Concordia, Missouri) and graduated from Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis). He served as a missionary of the Northern
Illinois District for several years until able to return
home shortly after the surrender of the Japanese to General