The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Johann von Staupitz, German monastic educator and Martin
Luther’s friend, died
of Wuerttemberg, Lutheran who worked for the unity of
Reformed and Lutherans theologians, died (b. 1515).
1735 “Hark the
Glad Sound” was written
(1702-1751) to accompany his Christmas sermon delivered on
Samuel Sprecher, president of Wittenberg College
(Springfield, Ohio), was born near Williamsport and
Hagerstown, Maryland (d. 10 January 1906).
Saint Louis University
was chartered under the Roman Catholic Church at Saint
1838 Greensborough Female College was chartered in
Greensboro, North Carolina, under the Methodists. In 1913
the name of the school was changed to Greensboro College for
Women and was changed again in 1920 to
A. Ward, American music publisher, was born in Newark,
New Jersey (d. 28 September 1903 at Newark).
1864 The Addison, Illinois, teachers seminary of
the Missouri Synod was dedicated. The college later moved to
River Forest, Illinois.
John M. P. Smith, American Baptist Bible scholar, was
born in London, England (d. 1932).
Hermann Speckhard, vice-president of the Missouri Synod
and of the Synodical Conference, died in Saginaw, Michigan
(b. 5 August 1859, Friedberg, Hesse).
Society for the Promotion of Mohammedan Missions was