Adrian (or Hadrian) II died (b. 792).
John Oldcastle, English leader of the Lollards (Wyclifite),
was martyred (b. ca. 1377, probably in the manor of Almeley,
Georg Calixtus, German-Danish Protestant theologian,
was born in Medelby, Schleswig, Germany (d. 19 March 1656).
John of the Cross, Spanish poet and renewer of the
church, died (b. 24 June 1542, Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain).
Neal, English Puritan historian, was born in London (d.
4 April 1743).
Tenison (b. 29 September 1636), Archbishop of Canterbury
beginning in 1695, died.
Johannes Evangelista Gossner, founder of the Gossner
Foreign Missionary Society, was born at Hausen (near
Augsburg), Germany (d. 20 March 1858).
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, composer and the son of
Johann Sebastian Bach, died (b. 8 March 1714).
Helen Maria Williams, hymnist, died (b. 17 June 1761,
Frances Ridley Havergal, English hymnist, composer and
devotional writer, was born in Astley, Worcestershire,
England (d. 3 June 1879, Caswall Bay, near Swansea, Wales).
Dorothy A. Thrupp (b. 20 June 1779), English hymn
1853 Illinois Institute was begun by Wesleyan
abolitionists. The school became
after its president, Jonathan Blanchard, asked local
landowner Warren Wheaton for a large property donation.
L. I. Nommensen was sent to Sumatra (1834–1918).
George August Romoser, editor of The Lutheran Witness
(1900–1914), was born in
Baltimore, Maryland (d. 9 July 1936).
Simeon Howard Calhoun, missionary, died in Buffalo, New
York (b. 15 August 1804, Boston, Massachusetts).
Radio station KFUO was dedicated in Saint Louis,
1927 Olivia E. P. Stokes (b. 1847), American
philanthropist, died. Olivia and her sister Caroline were
born into a prominent New York City banking family that
understood its responsibility to be a good steward of
wealth. The sisters grew up amid their family's active work
for temperance, abolition, Negro education, foreign
missions, Bible and tract societies, the YMCA and children's
hospitals. Neither sister married, and Olivia wrote several
books, including a biography of her two closest friends:
Letters and Memories of Susan and Anna Bartlett Warner
(1925). Her friend Anna was the author of the children's
“Jesus Loves Me, This I
Leonardo Boff, Brazilian Liberation theologian, was
J. Adam Rimbach, hymn translator, died (b. 6 October
1871, Elyria, Ohio).
Christian Keysser (Keyszer), missionary to New Guinea,
died (b. 7 March 1877, Geroldsgrün, Bavaria).