“Apostle of Alemanni,”
died (b. ca. 670). He was the first abbot of the Benedictine monastery at Reichenau.
1534 The British Parliament passed the
Supremacy Act, whereby Henry VIII and his successors to the English throne were declared
“the only supreme head in earth of the Church of
Saint Charles Borromeo, archbishop of Milan and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, died at Milan, Italy
(b. 2 October 1538).
Richard Hooker, an Anglican priest and influential theologian whose emphases on reason, tolerance
and inclusiveness considerably influenced the development of
Anglicanism and who was the co-founder (with
Thomas Cranmer and
Matthew Parker) of Anglican theological thought, died at Bishopsbourne, Kent (b. March 1554).
1631 John Eliot
(ca. 1604–1690), missionary to American Indians, landed at Boston,
1643 In Boston, Samuel Gorton
(1592–1677) and six
others who had been extradited from Warwick, Rhode Island,
were sentenced by the General Court of Massachusetts to confinement at hard labor for blasphemy.
Samuel Davies, American Presbyterian leader and president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton
University), was born near Summit Ridge, New Jersey (d. 1761).
Thomas Coke (1747–1814)
arrived in America from England at New York City. He was the
first Methodist bishop to come to the New World.
Adolph Nussmann (b. August 1739, Münster, Westphalia),
who laid foundations for the Lutheran church in North Carolina, died.
William Cullen Bryant, poet and hymnist, was born at Cummington, Massachusetts (d. 12 June 1878).
Calvin Fairbank, an abolitionist minister who spent more
than seventeen years in prison for his anti-slavery
activities, was born in Pike, New York (d. 12 October 1898).
Claus Lauritz Clausen, teacher and lay preacher, was born in Denmark (d. 20 February 1892).
1838 The first groups of Saxons under
Martin Stephan (1777–1846) left Bremerhaven on the
Copernicus and the Johann Georg, the latter with C. F. W. Walther aboard.
Peter Brand, president of the Concordia Synod and of the
Eastern District (Missouri Synod), vice-president of
Missouri Synod and member of its Board for Foreign Missions,
was born in Ansbach, Hessen-Nassau, Germany (d. 11 January 1918).
1840 John Henry Herzer was born in Louisville,
Kentucky. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis,
in 1865 and served as a pastor in Steele County and
Minneapolis, Minnesota; Plymouth, Wisconsin; and Athens,
Illinois. He was a professor at Concordia Theological
Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) from 1892 to 1914, when he
retired from his professorship. Earlier in his ministry he
had served as secretary of the Synodical Conference (1875–1876),
vice-president of the Wisconsin District (1875–1891)
and president of that district (1891–1892).
He died on 2 May 1930 and is buried in Concordia Cemetery, Saint Louis.
Otto Carl August Boecler, a professor at Concordia
Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) and Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis), was born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 13 September 1942).
1905 Henry Wittrock (1879–1967)
was installed as the Missouri Synod's first resident pastor in Argentina.
1929 25,000 people filled the Arena in Saint Louis
in celebration of the quadricentennial of Luther's Small
Catechism of 1529. There was a mass children's choir of 3,500 voices, and
Walter A. Maier
(1893–1950) was the preacher.
James Kennedy, an American televangelist and founder of
the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, was born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 5 September 2007).
Johann Leonhard Georg Mezger (b. 18 December 1857), a
professor at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) and at the seminary in Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany, died.
Laurentius G. Abrahamson died at his home in Rock Island, Illinois (b. 2 March 1856).