Gustav Adolf Day is celebrated in Sweden each year
on 6 November. On this day only a special pastry, with a
chocolate medallion of the king, is sold. The day is also an
official flag day in the Swedish calendar. In Finland, the
day is celebrated as svenska dagen or
ruotsalaisuuden päivä, “swedishness
day,” and is a customary
flag day. In both countries, November 6 is the name day for
Gustav Adolf (9 December 1594–6 November 1632
O.S.), one of the few exceptional name days in the
Pope Innocent VII (b. ca. 1336) died.
Nicolaus Hausmann (b. ca. 1479), close friend of Martin
Luther and reformer of Zwickau and Anhalt, died. [German
Heinrich Schütz (b. 6 October 1585, Köstritz, Saxony),
German composer of church music, died.
Pope Pius VI (1717–1799)
John Carroll (1735–1815) as
the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
1801 Christian Gregor, hymnist, died (b. 1 January
1723, Dirsdorf, Silesia). He became a teacher in Herrnhut in
1742 and later a director of music in the Moravian Brethren’s
congregation at Herrnhag (1748) and at Zeist (1749). In 1753
he returned to Herrnhut as treasurer of the Brethren’s
Board of Direction. He was ordained diaconus in 1756,
presbyter in 1767 and bishop of the Brethren’s
Church in 1789. [The Handbook to the
Lutheran Hymnal, comp. W. G. Polack (Saint Louis: CPH,
Benjamin Hall Kennedy, American educator and hymn
translator, was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham,
England (d. 6 April 1880).
1850 Charles Meineke (b. 1782), German-born
American church organist who wrote the tune GLORIA PATRI,
died. He emigrated from Germany to England in 1810, then to
America in 1822. For eight years he was organist at Saint
Paul Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Meineke
published several volumes of hymns during his life.
1853 The first Chinese Presbyterian Church in the
U.S. was organized in San Francisco, California.
Advent Christian Association
was formally organized at Worcester, Massachusetts. They
were separatists from the main body of Adventists.
A. T. (Archibald Thomas) Robertson, American Baptist New
Testament scholar, was born near Chatham, Virginia (d. 24
Walter Grenville Whinfield, composer, was born.
Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Saxony was
organized. Pastor Friedrich Carl Theodor Ruhland (1836–1879)
was the first president.
James Nicholson (b. ca. 1828), Irish-born American
Methodist layman and hymnist, died.
Peter I. Tchaikovsky (b. 7 May 1840), Russian composer,
(b. 18 October 1847), Lutheran pastor and author, died.
1917 The agreement to form the
United Lutheran Church in America was adopted by the
United Synod of the South at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Sunday (b. 19 November 1862), American Presbyterian
The Barnes Lake Dam burst in Toccoa Falls, Georgia,
releasing a flood of water that destroyed the campus of
Toccoa Falls College. Thirty-eight students and
instructors were killed in the tragedy.