Anselm (ca. 1033/34–1109)
was consecrated archbishop of Canterbury.
(ca. 1100–1159) was elected pope.
1563 The final session of the
Council of Trent
John Cotton, early Massachusetts Bay pastor, was born at
Derby, England (d. 23 December 1652).
Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu (b. 9
September 1585), French cardinal and politician, died.
1674 French Jesuit missionary
(1637–1675) erected a
mission on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois.
Johann Georg Ebeling, composer, died (b. 8 July 1637 at
Israel Acrelius, provost of Swedish Lutheran churches in
Delaware, was born (d. 25 April 1800).
Thomas Cotterill, hymnist, was born at Cannock,
Staffordshire, England (d. 29 December 1823, Sheffield,
English writer who set a new pattern for biblical
encyclopedias by combining articles on religion, scholarly
biography, rabbinical literature and archeology in the same
work, was born (d. 1854).
International Bible Society
was founded in New York City as an interdenominational
agency for translating, producing and distributing the
Martin Günther, professor at
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), was born in Dresden,
Germany (d. 22 May 1893).
Read, hymn translator, died (b. 16 November 1757,
Old Trinity Lutheran
Church (Saint Louis) was dedicated by the recently
arrived Saxon Lutherans.
John Samuel Norris, American Methodist clergyman and
hymnist, was born in West Cowes, Isle of Wight, England (d.
23 September 1907, Chicago, Illinois).
Mohr, hymnist, died at Wagrein (b. 11 December 1792,
Joseph S. Cook, Canadian clergyman and hymnist, was born
in Durham County, England (d. 27 May 1933, Toronto, Canada).
1861 At a meeting in Augusta, Georgia, forty-seven
southern presbyteries met to form the
Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America,
separating themselves from the northern Presbyterians.
Albert Tobias Clay, archaeologist and orientalist, was
born in Hanover, Pennsylvania (d. 14 September 1925).
1874 Fifteen years after a government decree
granted citizens full religious liberty,
Mexico forbad religious instruction in all federal,
state and municipal schools.
Pedro Cardinal Segura y Sáenz, archbishop of Toledo,
Spain, from 1927 to 1931 and of Seville from 1937 until his
death, was born (d. 8 April 1957). In July 1931 he was sent
into exile in France by the Republican government, whom he
had publicly denounced while extolling the monarchy.
Walter Edwin Buszin, professor of liturgics, hymnology
and homiletics at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), was born
at Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2 July 1973).
John Hampton, composer, died (b. 7 February 1834,
In response to the Anglican Lambeth Conference, which
cautiously approved birth control,
(1857–1939) issued the
Roland Victor Bingham, missionary to the Sudan, died (b.
1944 The first missionaries sponsored by
Child Evangelism Fellowship
were sent out from the U.S. to Mexico.
Canadian Lutheran Council was organized in Winnipeg,
1963 The Second Session of the
Second Vatican Council closed.
Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (AELC) was
formed in Chicago, Illinois.
George J. Beto, president of two Missouri Synod schools
and director of the Texas Department of Corrections, died in
Austin, Texas (b. 19 January 1916, Hysham, Montana). Beto
was dean of Sam Houston State University's College of
Criminal Justice and director of its Criminal Justice
Center. He also was president of Concordia Lutheran College
(now Concordia University, Austin, Texas) from 1949 to 1959
and of Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield,
Illinois, now located at Fort Wayne, Indiana) from 1959 to