Duke Amadeus VIII of Savoy (1383–1451),
in southeastern France, was elected Pope Felix V by one
cardinal and eleven bishops of the Roman Catholic Church.
Felix was the last of the church's
(men whose election to the papal office has been
traditionally viewed as irregular by Roman Catholic
meistersinger, shoemaker and poet, was born (d. 19 January
1576). His works include
(The Wittenberg Nightingale), written in Martin Luther’s
Charles Chauncy, Anglican clergyman and English-born
president of Harvard College, was born (d. 19 February
Gunpowder Plot, an assassination attempt by a group of
provincial English Catholics against King James I of England
and VI of Scotland that intended to kill the king and most
of the Protestant aristocracy by blowing up the Houses of
Parliament during the State Opening, failed, leading to the
and other plotters.
Alexander de Rhodes, a French Jesuit missionary who had
a lasting impact on Christianity in Vietnam, died at
Isfahan, Persia (b. 15 March 1591, Avignon, France).
(b. 31 January 1686), Lutheran Apostle of Greenland, died at
Karl Theophil Ewald Rhenius, missionary to India, was
born at the fortress of Graudenz, West Prussia (d. 5 June
Daniel C. Roberts, hymnist, was born (d. 31 October
Benjamin B. Warfield, American Presbyterian Bible
scholar, was born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 16 February
Susquehanna Synod was organized at Montoursville,
Pennsylvania, from the Susquehanna Conference of the East
was organized at Topeka, Kansas.
1878 The second Lutheran Diet in America was held
Donald M. Baillie, Scottish theologian, was born at
Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland (d. 31 October 1954).
Frederick Emanuel Mayer, professor at Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis), was born in New Wells, Missouri (d.
20 July 1954).
St. Tikhon of Moscow (1865–1925)
was elected the
Patriarch of Moscow and of the
Russian Orthodox Church
The Cooperative General Association of Free Will Baptists
(northern U.S.) and the General Conference of Free Will
Baptists (southern U.S.) merged in Nashville, Tennessee, to
National Association of Free Will Baptists.
Donald Grey Barnhouse
(b. 1895), American Presbyterian clergyman and pioneer radio
1987 Dissenting members of The American Lutheran
Church and others held a constituting convention (through 7
November 1987) to form The
American Association of Lutheran Churches (TAALC) in
reaction to the formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in America earlier in the year.