Tallis, composer, died in Greenwich, England (b. ca.
Poet and cleric
(1572–1631) was elected dean of
Saint Paul’s Cathedral
1654 French scientist and mathematician
(1623–1662) experienced a mystical
vision and converted to Christianity.
Caspar Friedrich Nachtenhöfer,
hymnist, died at Coburg (b. 1624 at Halle).
Lyman was born, in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 28
June 1834, Sumatra).
“Apostle of the North,”
died (b. 18 January 1801, England). He served as a
missionary among the Canadian Indians. He invented Cree
syllabic characters and translated portions of the Bible and
hymnbook into the Cree language.
Edward Pfeiffer, professor at Capital University
(Columbus, Ohio) and editor, was born in Columbus, Ohio (d.
19 December 1926).
Bowring, hymnist, English diplomat, author and linguist,
died at Devon, England (b. 17 October 1792).
John Thomas Link, professor at Concordia Teachers
College (Seward, Nebraska), was born in Chicago, Illinois
(d. 20 December 1936).
Theodore Conrad Graebner, professor at Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) from 1913 to 1950, was born at
Watertown, Wisconsin (d. 14 November 1950).
Charles Frederick Schaeffer, Ohio Synod professor, died
(b. 3 September 1807).
1879 Theodore Charles Brohm was born in Addison,
Illinois (d. 5 January 1957, Oakland, California). He
graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1903 and
served as a pastor in Detroit, Michigan, from 1903 to 1909.
He was president of Concordia College (Oakland, California)
from 1909 to 1950.
Georg Albert Schieferdecker, president of the Western
District of the Missouri Synod, died (b. 12 March 1815 in
William Cooke, hymnist, died (b. 1821, Pendlebury,
Sylvanus Dryden Phelps, hymnist and American Baptist
minister, died (b. 15 May 1816).
Robert Lowry (b. 12 March 1826), American Baptist
clergyman and sacred music composer, died.
1901 Peter R. Hunt was born in Camden, Alabama. He
graduated from Immanuel Lutheran Seminary (Greensboro, North
Carolina) in 1936 and served as a pastor in Bashi, Vineland,
Pine Hill, Arlington, Nyland, Sardis, Oak Hill and
Acherville, Alabama. He later was professor and president of
Alabama Lutheran Academy and College (Selma, Alabama). He
retired in 1973 and died 29 March 1985.
(b. 10 May 1859), German Lutheran New Testament scholar,
(1889–1953) of the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem received the first information about
the discovery of the
Sea scrolls. These documents had been accidentally
discovered during the preceding winter (1946–1947)
by two Beduoin shepherds in the vicinity of Qumran. The
scrolls are dated roughly between 200 B.C. and A.D. 70. They
are considered by many to be the outstanding archaeological
find of the twentieth century in the field of Old Testament
1949 Lutheran Friends of the Deaf purchased
Manor in New York to set up as a Lutheran School for the
deaf, which opened in 1951.