Johannes Basilios Bessarion, patriarch of Constantinople
who sought to reconcile the eastern and western churches,
died (b. 2 January 1403).
Hermann Schein, Leipzig cantor and composer, died at
Leipzig (b. 20 January 1586, Grünhain, Saxony).
Johann Franz Buddeus, Lutheran dogmatician and isagogist,
died (b. 25 June 1667).
Johann Gottlieb Christaller, West African missionary and
Bible translator, was born in Wuerttemberg (d. 10 December
1861 At the suggestion of her pastor, abolitionist
“The Battle Hymn of the
Ashley (Billy) Sunday, American Presbyterian revivalist,
was born in Ames, Iowa (d. 6 November 1935).
Haldor Lillenas, American hymn writer, was born in
Bergen, Norway (d. 18 August 1959).
Johann Michael Gottlieb Schaller, professor of church
history at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), died (b. 12
February 1819, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria).
Samuel J. Stone, Anglican clergyman and hymnist, died
(b. 25 April 1839).
1901 Felix F. Segovia was born in Nuevo Leon,
Mexico. He entered the ministry of the Missouri Synod by
colloquy in 1939 and served as a pastor in Austin, Texas,
and Monterey, Mexico. He was president of the Conference of
Mexico and editor of Noticiero de la Fe Espanol.
Franz Julius Biltz, president of the Western District of
the Missouri Synod and instrumental in the founding of Saint
(Concordia, Missouri), died (b. 24 July 1825).
Arthur H. Mann, organist and composer of sacred music,
died in England (b. 16 May 1850, Norwich, Norfolk, England).
1950 The Saint Louis Study Club adopted a
conservative confession of faith that led to the
organization of the
Orthodox Lutheran Conference.
1996 Milton Carpenter, treasurer of the Missouri
Synod from 1962 to 1977, died at the age of 91. Carpenter,
who served without compensation as the synod’s
treasurer, also served on the boards of Concordia Publishing
House and Valparaiso University and as treasurer of the
International Lutheran Laymen’s
League. For twenty-five years he was a regular participant
on radio station KFUO’s
“Sunday Morning Round
Table” program. He
received honorary doctorates from Valparaiso University,
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) and Concordia Theological
Seminary (Fort Wayne, Indiana). A graduate of Washington
University in Saint Louis, Carpenter was elected comptroller
of the city of Saint Louis in 1949 and reelected in 1953. In
1957 he resigned to become director of the Missouri
Department of Revenue. In 1960 Carpenter was elected
treasurer of the State of Missouri, a position he held until