Adalbold, Bishop of Utrecht, died. He was probably born
in the Low Countries and was active in promoting the
building of churches and monasteries in his diocese. His
principal achievement was the completion within a few years
of the great cathedral of Saint Martin at Utrecht.
1095 Pope Urban II began promoting the
at the Council of Clermont.
Margaretha Blaurer, the first Protestant deaconess,
1654 Friedrich R. L. Canitz, German statesman,
poet and hymnist, was born (d. 1699). A pietist and close
friend of P. J. Spener, he was educated at Leiden and
Leipzig. He traveled in England, Holland, Italy and France.
1755 Land for the first Jewish settlement in
America was purchased by
Joseph Salvador, who bought 100,000 acres near Fort
Ninety-Six in southern Carolina.
Andrew Reed, English Congregational clergyman and
hymnist, was born at St. Clement Danes, Middlesex, England
(d. 25 February 1862, Cambridge Heath, Middlesex, England).
Johann Adam Ernst, the
“father of Missouri
Synod Lutheranism in Canada,”
was born in Oettingen, Germany (d. 20 January 1895).
Henkel, North Carolina Lutheran pioneer and theologian,
died (b. 15 December 1754 near Salisbury, North Carolina).
Adelaide A. Pollard, American hymn writer, was born in
Bloomfield, Iowa (d. 20 December 1934, New York City).
Weizmann, Zionist leader, was born in Motol, Russia (d.
Benjamin Webb, composer, died in London, England (b. 28
November 1819, London).
Christian James Broders, Spanish-American war chaplain
and Brazil missionary, died in Saint Louis (b. 22 November
1867, New Orleans).
Luther-Tyndale Lutheran Church, London, was dedicated.
1970 On a trip to the Philippines
Paul VI (1897–1978)
was attacked by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised
as a priest.
1971 The Anglican Church ordained its first women