Pope Urban IV
died (b. ca. 1195).
Ruysbroeck (b. 1293 near Brussels), Flemish mystic,
(the Younger), portrait painter and engraver, was born (d.
1543) at Augsburg, Germany.
Francis Xavier, a Jesuit missionary to Asia and one of
the founding members of his order, died (b. 7 April 1506).
Matthaeus Alber, the
“Luther of Swabia,”
reformer, friend of Philipp Melanchthon and reformer of
Reutlingen, died (b. 1495, Reutlingen).
Johann A. Freylinghausen, composer and poet, was born in
Gandersheim, Brunswick (d. 12 February 1739).
Saint Paul’s Cathedral
in London, designed by Christopher Wren, was dedicated.
Justus Falckner, first Lutheran pastor ordained in
America, began serving his first parish in New York.
John George Lochman, president of the General Synod in
1821, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 10 July
Francis Nathan Peloubet, American Congregational
clergyman and promoter of the Sunday school, was born in New
York City (d. 1920).
Conrad Sigmund Fritschel, professor at Wartburg
Theological Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa) from 1858 to 1900, was
born in Nuernberg, Germany (d. 26 April 1900).
Moritz Braeuninger, missionary to the American Indians,
was born in Crimmitschau, Saxony (d. 1860).
1859 Militant messianic abolitionist
was hanged at Charles Town, (West) Virginia, for his attack
on Harper's Ferry (b. 9 May 1800).
Studd, missionary to India and Africa, was born in
England (d. 16 July 1931).
Reformed Episcopal Church was organized in New York City
under the leadership of Bishop George David Cummins of
Albert Bushnell, missionary to Africa for the American
Board (Congregationalist), died in Sierra Leone, Africa (b.
Charlotte Maria Tucker, missionary to India, died in
Amritsar, India (b. 8 May 1821).
Federal Council of Churches
of Christ in America was founded in Philadelphia,
William Henry Parker (b. 4 March 1845), English Baptist
hymn writer, died.
1980 Three American nuns and a lay churchwoman are
in El Salvador.
International Bible Society
occupied its new headquarters in Carter House in New York