Saint Thomas, Apostle
1118 Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury
who clashed with England's King Henry II, was born in London
Storch and Stuebner—arrived at
Aegidius Hunnius, professor at Marburg and Wittenberg,
was born at Winnenden, Wuerttemberg (d. 1603).
Canisius (b. 8 May 1521), Dutch-born Roman Catholic
English separatists known as Puritans, landed at Plymouth
Rock when the Mayflower
anchored off Plymouth, Massachusetts, and there founded the
first Congregational church on American soil.
1645 Johann Löhner,
composer, was born at Nuernberg (d. 2 April 1705, Nuernberg).
He served as organist at Saint Lorenz church in Nuernberg
and was one of the finest lyricists before J. S. Bach and
one of the best early German opera composers.
Benjamin Schmolck, German Lutheran clergyman and
hymnist, was born at Brauchitzchdorf, Germany (d. 12
February 1737, Schweidnitz, Silesia).
Johann Christoph Schwedler, German clergyman and
hymnist, was born in Krobsdorf, Silesia, Germany (d. 12
Moffat, Scottish missionary and translator, was born at
Ormiston, Scotland (d. 9 August 1883, Leigh, England).
Newton, Anglican clergyman and hymn writer, died (b. 24
July 1725, London).
Jansson, the leader of a Swedish pietist sect that
emigrated to the United States in 1846 and founded
Bishop Hill, Illinois, was born (d. 13 May 1850).
Oglethorpe University was chartered in Milledgeville,
Georgia, under Presbyterian auspices. In 1913 the campus
moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta.
Henry M. Dexter’s
(1821–1890) English text
“Shepherd of Tender
first appeared in The Congregationalist, of which he
was the editor.
Henrietta Szold, American Zionist leader, was born in
Baltimore, Maryland (d. 13 February 1945).
J. B. Lightfoot (b. 13 April 1828), Anglican clergyman
and textual scholar, died.
James M. Black (b. 19 August 1856, South Hill, New
York), American Methodist chorister and hymn tune composer,