Emperor of Rome for a short time in
“the year of the Four Emperors,”
died (b 24 September 15). Vitellius ruled only from April to
December and was executed by Vespasian.
Pope Honorius III officially approved the Ordo
Praedicatorum or Order of Preachers (the
Aegidius Romanus, Augustinian theologian, died (b. ca.
was adopted at the Diet of Leipzig. The interim, written by
Maurice of Saxony, compromised several of the Lutheran
beliefs and positions, including those dealing with the
doctrine of justification.
Olaf Parlin, Swedish American Lutheran pastor, died (b.
Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
(d. 6 May 1840), “Apostle
to the Alleghenies,”
was born in the Hague, Netherlands.
Ann Hasseltine Judson, missionary, was born in Bradford,
Massachusetts (d. 24 October 1826).
Deodatus Dutton, religious composer, was born at Monson,
Massachusetts (d. 16 December 1832, New York, New York).
Ulrik Vilhelm Koren
was born in Bergen, Norway (d. 19 December 1910).
was chartered in Penfield, Georgia, under Baptist support.
Hezekiah Butterworth, hymnist, was born in Warren, Rhode
Island (d. 1905).
William Dallmann, president of the English Synod of
Missouri, vice-president of the Missouri Synod and editor of
The Lutheran Witness, was born at Neu Damerow, Pomerania
(d. 2 February 1952).
Dwight L. Moody (b. 5 February 1837), American
Rainy (b. 1 January 1826), clergyman and leader in the
Free Church of Scotland, died.
Philip Andreas von Rohr, president of Wisconsin Synod,
died (b. 13 February 1843, Buffalo, New York).
Heinrich Wunder, pastor of Saint Paul Lutheran Church
(Chicago, Illinois) for sixty years and the first president
of the Illinois District, died (b. 12 March 1830).
John T. McFarland, hymnist, died (b. 2 January 1851).
Francesca Xavier Cabrini, founder of the Missionary
Sisters of the Sacred Heart, died in Chicago (b. 15 May
1919 E. Theodore Delaney was born in Santa Maria,
California (d. 20 January 1987). He served as a missionary
at large in Barstow, California, and as a missionary with
the deaf in Austin, Texas, and San Francisco, California. In
1967 he became the executive secretary for the LCMS
Commission on Worship and was a representative to the
Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship that developed the
Lutheran Book of Worship. He later was pastor in Red
Bluff and Corning, California. Delaney also compiled Sing
Unto the Lord: A Hymnal for the Deaf.
1921 The first radio station license for a
religious broadcaster in the U.S. was granted to the
National Presbyterian Church of Washington, D.C. Within the
next five years there were more than sixty licensed
religious stations, including KJS-Biola/Los Angeles in 1922,
KFUO-Concordia/Saint Louis in 1924 and WMBI-Moody Bible
Institute/Chicago in 1926.
Spitz Jr., a world-renowned expert on Martin Luther and
the Protestant Reformation, died (b. 1922, Bertrand,