Benedict Biscop, the Benedictine abbot and monastery builder
who introduced the stone-built church and the art of glassmaking to
England, died (b. ca. 628).
Aelred (a.k.a. Ailred, Ethelred), abbot of the Cistercian
abbey of Rievaulx in Yorkshire, England, died (b. 1110).
Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, died (b. 22 March 1459).
Winthrop, a lawyer who became the first governor of the
Puritans in Massachusetts, was born in Suffolk, England (d. 26 March
Hampton Court Conference, a meeting called by James I to
discuss differences between the Puritans and High Church Anglicans,
began. The King James translation of the Bible was authorized as a
result of the talks.
Johann Eusebius Schmidt, hymnist, was born in Hohenfelden,
near Erfurt (d. 25 December 1745, Siebleben, near Gotha).
Johann Christoph Schwedler, Silesian clergyman and hymnist,
died (b. 21 December 1672, Krobsdorf, Silesia).
was appointed an Army colonel.
F. Westcott, British New Testament scholar, was born near
Birmingham, England (d. 27 July 1901).
Ernst Gustav Hermann Miessler, American Lutheran missionary
to the Chippewa Indians, was born in Reichenbach, Silesia (d. 1 March
marriage was declared as the policy of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons).
Johan Arndt Bergh, United Norwegian Lutheran church leader,
was born in Odemark, Norway (d. 5 February 1927).
Friedrich Lindemann, professor at the Missouri Synod teachers
seminary at Addison, Illinois, was born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 13
Christopher Friedrich John Drewes, director of the Lutheran
Synodical Conference Board for Colored Missions, was born in
Wolcottville, New York (d. 3 March 1931, Saint Louis).
1871 Henry Alford,
compiler of the first comprehensive English commentary on the Greek New
Testament and hymnist, died in Canterbury (b. 7 October 1810,
Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England).
1951 The Lutheran seminary at Nung
Udoe, Nigeria, was dedicated.
2001 Richard G. Kapfer, president
of the Iowa District West of the Missouri Synod from 1985 until 2000,
died in Ames, Iowa (b. 4 July 1936). In other synodical service, Kapfer
was a member and chair of the Commission on Theology and Church
Relations and a member of the Board of Regents of Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) and the Commission on Church Literature. He also served
as a vice-president of the Iowa District West from 1982 to 1985. A 1963
graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois),
Kapfer served as pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church (Hanover, New
Hampshire), University Lutheran Chapel (Ypsilanti, Michigan) and
Memorial Lutheran Church (Ames, Iowa). He received an honorary Litt.D.
degree from Concordia College (Saint Paul, Minnesota) in 1987.