Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden, hero of the Thirty
Years’ War and defender of Protestantism, was born (d. 16
Milton, English poetic theologian and hymnist, was born
in London (d. 8 November 1674).
William Whiston, English mathematician and theologian,
was born (d. 22 August 1752).
Johann Christian Olearius, consistorial councilor at
Halle, died (b. 1646).
Michael Christian Knoll, Lutheran pastor, arrived in New
York (b. 27 August 1696, Rendsburg, Holstein).
1839 The log-cabin college (seminary) at Altenburg
(Dresden), Perry County, Missouri, was dedicated. It was the
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis).
1840 Scottish missionary and explorer
(1813–1873) set sail on
his first journey to Africa.
1843 The world's first commercial
were created in England.
John William Eloheimo, founder of the Suomi Synod, was
born in Sahalaks, Finland (d. 8 December 1913).
G. Campbell Morgan, English Congregational clergyman and
Bible expositor, was born in Gloucestershire, England (d.
1870 The Society of Biblical Archaeology was
founded in London
“for the investigation
of the archaeology, history, arts and chronology of ancient
and modern Assyria, Palestine, Egypt, Arabia and other
biblical lands, the promotion of the study of the
antiquities of these countries and the record of discoveries
hereafter to be made in connection therewith.”
George N. Allen (b. 7 September 1812, Mansfield,
Massachusetts), American music scholar, died at Cincinnati,
George Job Elvey, English sacred music composer and
organist, died at Windlesham, Surrey, England (b. 27 March
Act for the Separation of Church and State became law in
France abrogating the Concordat of 1801 and other related
Christmas seals first went on sale in the United States,
supporting the fight against tuberculosis.
1951 Savior Lutheran Church, Caracas, Venezuela,
Alabama Lutheran Academy (Concordia
College, Selma, Alabama) was accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools.
Fulton J. Sheen (b. 8 May 1895), American Roman Catholic
archbishop and broadcaster, died in New York City.