498 After the death of
Symmachus was elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while
Laurentius was elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.
Pope Honorius III (1148–1227)
(1194–1250) as Holy
Roman Emperor in an attempt to reestablish relations between
the emperor and the pope.
1439 The bull Exultate Deo announced
agreement between the Armenians and the Latins at the
Council of Florence.
1518 The faculty at Wittenberg wrote to
(1463–1525), elector of
Saxony, attesting to their complete agreement with Martin
Justus Falckner, one of the pioneers of Lutheranism in
America, was born in Langen-Reinsdorf, Saxony (d. 1723).
Robert Seagrave, hymnist, was born at Twyford,
Leicestershire, England (d. ca. 1759).
Magnus Daniel Omeis, hymnist, died at Altdorf (b. 6
September 1646, Nuernberg).
Cyrus Kingsbury, missionary to Choctaw Indians, was born
in Alstead, New Hampshire (d. 27 June 1870, Choctaw mission
station, Indian Territory).
Read Eckard, missionary to Ceylon, born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania (d. 12 March 1887).
Cook, missionary to Ruttandshire who formed a tourist
agency in his own name (hence the term
was born in Melbourne, Derbyshire, England (d. 18 July 1892,
Carl Wilhelm Grönning,
missionary to India, was born at Fredericia, Denmark (d. 7
Daniel W. Whittle, American evangelist, was born in
Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts (d. 4 March 1901, Northfield,
College was chartered in Huntsville, Texas, by
Presbyterians. In 1876 the school campus was moved to
Revere Franklin Weidner, president and professor of
dogmatics and Hebrew exegesis at Chicago Lutheran
Theological Seminary from 1891 to 1915, was born in Center
Valley, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (d. 5 January 1915).
1863 Ditlef G. Ristad, hymnist, born at Overhallen,
Norway (d. 20 September 1938). He attended the Klaebu Normal
School and became a teacher at the Namsos Middle School in
Norway. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1887 and attended Luther
Seminary (Saint Paul, Minnesota) and Chicago University. He
held pastorates at Edgerton, East Koshkonong, Rockdale and
Manitowoc, Wisconsin. From 1901 to 1919 he served
successively as president of Albion Academy, Park Region
Luther College and the Lutheran Ladies’
Seminary (Red Wing, Minnesota). In 1897 he edited the
Lutheran Sunday-school Hymnal
and served on the committee for the Lutheran Hymnary
and the Lutheran Hymnary Junior. In 1922 he published
a volume of poems in the Norwegian language.
[The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal, comp. W. G.
Polack (Saint Louis: CPH, 1942): 568]
Christian James Broders, military chaplain during the
Spanish-American War and missionary to Brazil, was born in
New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 27 November 1932).
Abbe Livingston Warnshuis, Reformed Church in America
missionary at Amoy, China, was born in Clymer, New York (d.
17 March 1958).
Arthur S. Sullivan, English religious composer, died (b.
13 May 1842).
Mikko Einar Juva, president of the Lutheran World
Federation (LWF), was born in Kaarlela, Finland (d. 1
1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, president of the
United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
Lewis (b. 29 November 1898), Anglican scholar, novelist
and Christian writer, died.