Nikolaus von Amsdorf, Luther's friend and co-worker, was
born, probably in Torgau (d. 14 May 1565).
(called Covenanters because of their solemn agreements for
religious and political purposes) signed their First
Covenant at Edinburgh.
Emilie Juliane of Schaumburg, hymnist, died (b. 16
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685–1750) married Anna
Hugh Stowell, hymnist, was born at Douglas, Isle of Man
(d. 8 October 1865, Pendleton, Lancashire, England).
Oberlin College, the first coeducational college in the
United States and one of the first to offer education to
African Americans, opened.
Clara H. Scott, American music teacher and composer, was
born in Elk Grove, Illinois (d. 21 June 1897).
Frank Mason North, American Methodist clergyman and
hymnist, was born in New York City (d. 17 December 1935).
The Lutheran Hospital in Saint Louis was opened by
J. F. Buenger (1810–1882).
Hans Haas, missionary to Japan, was born in Doundorf,
near Bayreuth, Germany (d. 10 September 1934).
Johannes Astrup, missionary among Zulus in South Africa,
was born in Christiania, Norway (d. 8 June 1955).
Charles Lafayette Brown, missionary to Japan, was born
in Iredell County, North Carolina (d. 5 December 1921,
Ralph Herman Long, executive director of the National
Lutheran Council, was born in Loudonville, Ohio (d. 19
1890 In the encyclical Sancta Dei Civitas,
Leo XIII (1810–1903)
branded all Protestants and missionaries as
“disseminators of errors,”
who, while giving themselves “the
appearance of being the apostles of Christ,”
“to extend the domain of
the Prince of Darkness.”
Fuchida, Japanese military general, was born at
Kashiwara-Shi, Japan (d. 30 May 1976). Fuchida flew the lead
plane in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December
1941. Through the representatives of the Pocket Testament
League, he was converted to Christianity on 14 April 1950.
D. (Charles Francis Digby) Moule, Anglican clergyman and
New Testament scholar, was born in Hangchow, China (d. 30
Friedrich Fuerchtegott Wilhelm Schaller, professor of
German at Saint Paul’s
College (Concordia, Missouri) and an editor at Concordia
Publishing House, died (b. 23 March 1868, Saint Louis).