Pope Boniface III died.
Martin Luther’s books
were burned at Cologne.
1555 The English Parliament re-established
Aquila, co-worker of Luther, superintendent at Saalfeld
and dean of the collegiate institute at Schmalkalden, died
at Saalfeld (b. 7 August 1488, Augsburg).
Pietro Vermigli (Peter Martyr) (b. 8 September 1499),
Italian reformer, died.
Richard Baxter, English Puritan clergyman and hymnist,
was born at Rowton, Shropshire, England (d. 8 December
1701 The Carolina Assembly passed the Vestry Act
of 1701, making the Church of England the official religion
Carolina colony. Active opposition by Quakers and other
religious Nonconformists who lived there ultimately
convinced the proprietors of the colony to revoke the act in
Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (1750–1801), son of
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, was elected to a full term in the
Wilhelm Sihler, LCMS co-founder and college president,
was born in Bernstadt, near Breslau, Silesia (d. 27 October
Ray Palmer, American Congregational clergyman and
hymnist, was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island (d. 29
Henri Frederick Hemy, English Catholic church organist,
was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (d. 10 June 1888,
Hartlepool, Cleveland, England).
William Arthur Dunkerly, English Congregational writer
and hymnist, was born in Manchester, England (d. 23 January
1941, High Salvington, Worthing, Sussex, England).
Christian Gottlob Barth (b. 1799), founder of the
Missionary Society of Wurttemberg and editor of the
died in Calw.
Frederick A. Challinor, English composer, was born in
Longton, Staffordshire, England (d. 10 June 1952, Paignton,
reunited following the Civil War.
1877 Henry Andrew Koenig was born in Hanover,
Germany (d. 11 August 1959, Seward, Nebraska). He graduated
from Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois)
in 1906 and served as a pastor in Williamsburg (1906–1913)
and Webster City, Iowa (1913–1923).
He was a professor at Concordia Teachers' College (Seward,
Nebraska) from 1923 to 1948, when he retired but continued
on modified service until 1958. He gave the school the Henry
A. Koenig Art Collection and hundreds of library books. He
served as archivist of the Southern Nebraska District and
helped organize its Walther League. In 1953 he was awarded
an honorary Litt.D. degree.
1886 Paul Frederick Bente was born in Gasline,
Ontario, Canada (d. 4 September 1957, Bowling Green, Ohio).
The son of Dr. Frederick Bente, he graduated from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1911. He was a professor at
Clifton Lutheran College (Clifton, Texas) from 1911 to 1914
and pastor at Emmanuel (Baltimore, Maryland) from 1914 to
1920. He earned an M.A. degree from Columbia University in
1925 and served as a professor at Concordia College (Fort
Wayne) from 1921 to 1957. He was assistant secretary for
synodical conventions from 1920 through 1956 and contributed
to The Abiding Word, Service Prayer Book,
Missouri Synod sermonic literature and The Lutheran
Edmond L. Budry
(b. 30 August 1854), hymnist, died.
1950 La Santa Cruz Lutheran Church, Monterrey,
Mexico, was dedicated.