Clement of Alexandria
(b. Titus Flavius Clemens, probably in Athens, ca. 150; d.
ca. 215), Greek church father, is commemorated. He is
regarded as the founder of the Alexandria school of
Pope Anastasius I died.
Andreas Osiander the Elder, theologian of the
Reformation who was involved in the controversy on
justification, was born in Gunzenhauser, Middle Franconia,
West Bavaria, Germany (d. 17 October 1552).
Martin Schalling, hymnist, died at Nuernberg (b. 21
April 1532, Strasbourg).
Nicholas von Zinzendorf
(1700–1760), founder of
the modern Moravian church and a pioneer in ecumenism and
missions, was recognized as a minister by the theology
faculty of Tuebingen, Germany.
Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer
whose work influenced Johann Sebastian Bach, died (b. 11
Horatius Bonar, regarded as the most eminent hymn writer
of Scotland, also a preacher of great fame and power, was
born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 31 May 1889).
Gottfried Fritschel, prominent and scholarly theologian
of the Iowa Synod, was born at Nürnberg, Germany (d. 13 July
Christian Gottlieb Blumhardt, one of the founders of the
Basel Mission Society in 1804 and inspector for the Basel
Missionary School, died in Basel (b. 1779).
Bernhard Pick, Presbyterian and Lutheran pastor in the
Mid-Atlantic States, author and hymnist, was born at Kempen,
Prussia (d. 10 April 1917).
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was first
Eduard Louis Arndt, LCMS China missionary, was born in
Bukowne, Pomerania (d. 18 April 1929).
W. A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher, died (d. 10
Ulrik Vilhelm Koren, professor at Luther College
(Decorah, Iowa) and Iowa District president in the Norwegian
Synod, died (b. 22 December 1826).
1912 William H. Van Schaick, captain of the
General Slocum, which caught fire and killed over
1,000 people, many of them members of Saint Mark Lutheran
Church, Manhattan, was pardoned by U.S. President William
Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing
Edward Pfeiffer, professor at Capital University, died
(b. 23 November 1857 at Columbus, Ohio).