Eusebius (ca. 283–371;
not to be confused with historian Eusebius of Caesarea), a
champion of St.
Athanasius and Catholic orthodoxy in the 4th century
Arianism, became bishop of Vercelli, Italy.
archbishop of Vienne in Lotharingia, France (860–875),
died at Vienne (b. ca. 800 in the archdiocese of Sens,
Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, was
born (d. 7 January 1536). Henry's seeking the annulment of
their marriage led to the English Reformation.
Bernhard Adelmann von Adelmannsfelde, humanist, died (b.
ca. 1457/59, probably at Neubronn, Germany).
Lukas Osiander the Elder, superintendent at Blaubeuren
and Stuttgart, court preacher and consistorial councilor and
abbot of Adelberg, also a hymnist, was born at Nürnberg,
Germany (d. 1604).
Ahasverus Fritsch, composer, was born at Muecheln near
Marseberg, Germany (d. 24 August 1701).
George Whitefield, English revivalist and founder of
Calvinistic Methodism, was born in Gloucester, England (d.
30 September 1770).
Conrad Kocher, German chorister and composer, was born
at Dietzingen, Wuerttemberg (d. 12 March 1872, Stuttgart).
John Ellerton, Anglican clergyman, hymnist and hymn
translator, was born in London, England (d. 15 June 1893,
Torquay, Devon, England).
Georg Sverdrup, professor and president at the Augsburg
Theological Seminary (Minneapolis, Minnesota), was born in
Balestrand, near Bergen, Norway (d. 3 May 1907).
immigrants landed at Galveston, Texas. They soon moved on to
Houston and then to Lee County, where they founded the town
Wilson Carmichael, Scottish-Irish missionary to India,
was born in Millisle, Ireland (d. 18 January 1951).
Colored Methodist Episcopal Church of America was
established at Jackson, Tennessee. At the general conference
of 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee, the name of the denomination
was changed to the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Alexis F. Lwoff (also written Lvov) (b. 5 June 1798),
Russian soldier and sacred music organist, died.
Friedrich Wilhelm August Notz, professor of Greek and
Hebrew at Northwestern College (Watertown, Wisconsin), died
(b. 2 February 1841, Lehren-Steinsfeld, near Weinsberg,
Walter Stillman Martin (b. 8 March 1862), American
clergyman, evangelist and composer, died.
Martin Samuel Sommer, professor at Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) from 1920 to 1946 and co-editor of The
Lutheran Witness from 1914 to 1949, died (b. 31 March
1869, Blenheim, Maryland).
Preliminary plans for forming the
Lutheran Church in America (LCA) were mailed to
interested Lutheran bodies.
John E. Herzer, pioneer Lutheran pastor in Canada and
professor at Concordia College (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada),
died in Edmonton (b. 26 August 1880, Plymouth, Wisconsin).
He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1904
and served as pastor at Dix and Durango, Colorado; Vernon,
British Columbia; and Calgary, Alberta. He was also a
missionary at large in British Columbia and Alaska, an
immigrant missionary and director of young people's work in
1989 Protest broke out in Timişoara in response to
an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian
László Tőkés (b. 1 April 1952). The incident helped
Romanian Revolution of 1989, which overthrew Nicolae
Ceauşescu and spelled the end of the communist era in