Justinian, Christian Ruler and Confessor of Christ
Frederick of Isenberg (b. 1193) was executed for the
murder of his cousin
Engelbert of Berg (1185/86–1225),
the Archbishop of Cologne.
Maulbronn Formula, a precursor of the Formula of
Concord, was submitted to the German princes.
Jean Eudes, French missionary and founder of the
Eudists and of the
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity, was born (d. 19
Johannes Mühlmann, Lutheran
theologian and hymnist, died in Leipzig (b. 1573, Pegau,
John Gottlieb Morris, president of the General Synod,
was born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 10 October 1895).
Abbott, American Congregationalist, was born at
Hallowell, Maine (d. 31 October 1879).
Georg W. F. Hegel (b. 27 August 1770), German
John Abercrombie, Scottish physician and writer on
metaphysics, died in Edinburgh (b. 10 October 1780).
Georg Ludwig Detlev Theodor (Louis) Harms (b. 5 May
1808), who established the Lutheran Hermannsburg Mission
Society, died. [German
1867 Anna Magdalena Meyer (nee Plehn), hymn
translator, was born in Alt-Rüdnitz,
Neumark, Germany. Her father was a teacher in Germany who
emigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1869, studied at
the Missouri Synod’s practical seminary
in Saint Louis and entered the ministry in 1871, serving for
twenty-two years at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Anna grew up
and was educated at Chippewa Falls and taught school for
several years. She married Pastor Christian Meyer of Howard,
South Dakota, in 1893. She wrote several original poems and
translations from the German that were published in church
periodicals. [The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal,
comp. W. G. Polack (Saint Louis: CPH, 1942): 545]
Elizabeth Maria Thompson, founder of the Lebanon
Evangelical Mission, died.
1871 A preliminary meeting leading to the
organization of the
Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference was held at
Fort Wayne, Indiana through 16 November.
Johannes Wilhelm Christian Dietrichson, American
Norwegian Lutheran pastor, died (b. 4 April 1815,
Martin Luther College (New Ulm, Minnesota) was founded.
1890 The Central American Mission was founded by
(1843–1921) in Dallas,
Calvin F. Kuder (1864–1935),
Lutheran missionary to India, arrived at Rajahmundry, India
to begin work there.
E. C. Weiss was born. He was a graduate of Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1918 and later received a B.S.
degree from Cape Girardeau (Missouri) Normal School. He was
assistant pastor at Zion Lutheran Church (Saint Louis) from
1918 to 1920 and pastor in Tilsit, Missouri from 1920 to
1925. He served as a professor at Saint Paul’s
College (Concordia, Missouri) beginning in 1925.
Thomas Theron Alexander, Japan missionary and theology
professor, died in Honolulu (b. 8 October 1850).
1918 The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in the USA, the General Council of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in North America and the United Synod of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South merged in New York
City to form the
United Lutheran Church in America.
1940 Coventry Cathedral and much of the city
center of Coventry, England, were destroyed by the German
Luftwaffe during the
Theodore C. Graebner, professor at Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) from 1913 to 1950 and editor of The
Lutheran Witness for many years, died in Saint Louis (b.
23 November 1876, Watertown, Wisconsin).
Karl P. Harrington (b. 13 June 1861), American Methodist
classics scholar and hymnist, died.
1968 Theodore Eckhart died (b.
1882). He was the office manager of the Chicago-based Army and Navy
Board (1918-1919) and became financial secretary of the LCMS in 1920.
He worked for the Concordia Historical Institute in the same role from
1927 to 1942 and as treasurer from 1942 to 1956.
His Holiness Shenouda III (b. 3 August 1923) was
consecrated as the 117th
Patriarch of Alexandria and the See of
Saint Mark, the pope of the
Coptic Orthodox Church.