(ca. 1225–1274) ceased
writing following a tremendous mystical experience while
conducting Mass. He suspended his work on his Summa
“I can do no more,”
he told his servant.
“Such things have been
revealed to me that all that I have written seems to me as
so much straw. Now I await the end of my life.”
Clement VI died (b. 1291, France). He was elected pope
on 7 May 1342 at Avignon, where he died.
Johann Christoph Bach, composer, was born in Eisenach
(d. 31 March 1703).
Governor Richard Nicolls
liberty to New York Lutherans.
1664 Saint Matthew Lutheran Church (New York
City), the oldest congregation in the Missouri Synod, was
organized and chartered.
John Lightfoot, English churchman and rabbinical
scholar, died (b. 29 March 1602)
Cokesbury College, the first Methodist college in
America, opened in Abingdon, Maryland. The campus consisted
of a three-story building 108 feet long and 40 feet wide.
1849 American abolitionist
Harriet Tubman (ca. 1820–1913)
escaped from slavery.
Henry Ustic Onderdonk, hymnist, died in Philadelphia (b.
16 March 1789, New York City).
Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
was ratified, banning slavery.
William Henry Behrens, professor at Concordia
Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois), was born at
Saint Louis, Missouri (d. 29 March 1943).
Oswald C. J. Hoffmann, Lutheran Hour speaker,
was born in Snyder (near Norfolk), Nebraska (d. 8 September
1964 The Roman Catholic hierarchy in both England
and Wales authorized joint prayers with other churches.
1983 In a London auction a record 7.4 million
pounds (14.6 million dollars) was bid for a 12th-century
manuscript of the Gospels of
the Lion (1129–1195).
1998 Norris G. Patschke, Austin, Texas, died (b.
22 December 1935, Thorndale, Texas). He graduated from
Concordia Teachers College (Seward, Nebraska) in 1959 and
served as a professor at Seward in the education department
from 1968 to 1981 and also at Concordia College (Austin)
until his death. He had taught in Lutheran schools in
Houston and Dallas, Texas, prior to his tenures as a
2002 Evelyn Hartman, who served as president of
the Lutheran Women's Missionary League from 1967 to 1971,
died in Spokane, Washington (b. 5 December 1916). She was
the sixth president of the LWML.