hymnist, hymn translator and poet, was born in Kitzingen,
Bavaria (d. 10 December 1569).
1520 To establish a claim to the Swedish throne,
Christian II of Denmark and Norway (1481–1559)
repeatedly attacked Sweden. The third attack (1520)
(or Hieronymus) Emser, antagonist of Martin Luther, died
(b. 20 March 1477).
Milton, philosopher, hymnist, poet and theologian, died
(b. 9 December 1608).
Gotthardt Dellman Bernheim, Lutheran pastor and educator
in the Carolinas, was born in Prussia (d. 25 October 1916).
Mount Holyoke Female Seminary opened in South Hadley,
Massachusetts. It was the first college in the U.S.
established specifically for the education of women.
August Wilhelm Schreiber, missionary to Indonesia, was
born (d. 22 March 1903).
George Hugh Bourne, an Anglican clergyman and hymnist,
was born at Saint Paul's Cray, Kent, England (d. 1 December
Carl Christoph Schmidt, president of the Western
District from 1891 to 1898 and vice-president of the
Missouri Synod from 1899 to 1908, was born in Bonfeld,
Wuerttemberg (d. 14 October 1925).
Hermann Daniel Uhlig, pioneer deaf missionary, was born
(d. 15 August 1913).
1849 The first cornerstone was laid for Concordia
Seminary in Saint Louis.
Solomon Erb Ochsenford, professor at Muhlenberg College
(1899–1909), was born near New Hanover, Douglass Township,
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (d. 19 June 1932).
John Caspar Mattes, professor at Wartburg Theological
Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa) from 1939 to 1948 and hymn
translator, was born in Easton, Pennsylvania (d. 27 January
1877 Rebekah Hope Taylor (nee Morley), hymn
translator, died. She was a daughter of S. Morley, M.P., and
married H. W. Taylor, a member of the Plymouth Brethren. She
contributed to the
Enlarged London Hymn Book (1873). Her Letters
were published in 1878. [The Handbook
to the Lutheran Hymnal, comp. W. G. Polack (Saint Louis:
CPH, 1942): 586]
work began in New Guinea.
Oswald J. Smith, Canadian clergyman, author and composer
of hymns, was born (d. 25 January 1986).
anti-clericalist politician, introduced a bill for the
separation of church and state in France. The bill passed in
December 1905, thereby ending the Concordat of 1801 and
allowing complete liberty of conscience.
Otto Daniel August Hoyer, professor and director at Dr.
Martin Luther College (New Ulm, Minnesota); director of
Michigan Lutheran Seminary (Saginaw, Michigan), a secondary
school of the Michigan Synod; and professor and inspector at
Northwestern College (Watertown, Wisconsin), died (b. 17
November 1849, Hamburg, Germany).
Abraham Kuyper (b. 29 October 1837), Dutch Calvinist
theologian and statesman, died.
in Chicago, Illinois, was dedicated.
1953 Kosaku Nao, the first Missouri Synod Japanese
pastor, was installed at Kugenuma.