(ca. 1362–1434), Grand Duke of
Lithuania (King Jagiello), was baptized into the Christian
faith, marking the establishment of Catholic Christianity as
the official religion of Lithuania.
Smalcald Articles were signed.
1571 Michael Praetorius, church musician,
musicologist, German composer, was born at Kreuzburg,
Thuringia. He died on the same date in 1621.
Josť de Acosta, Jesuit, died at Salamanca as rector of
the university (b. ca. 1539).
1631 John Donne (1572–1631),
the greatest love poet of the English language, preached his
John Campanius (1601–1683), a
native of Stockholm, came to New Sweden with Governor Printz
and ministered to Swedes on the Delaware River until 1648.
1701 Adam Drese, composer, died at Arnstadt (b.
15 December 1620, probably at Weimar, Thuringia).
1730 Thomas Bray (b. 1656), Anglican clergyman,
1782 William Miller, originator of the Advent
Movement that predicted a definite time for Christ's Second
Coming, was born at Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 20
1796 George Ames Lintner, president of the
Hartwick Synod and the General Synod, was born in Minden,
Montgomery County, New York (d. 21 December 1871).
1819 Friedrich Brunn, German pastor and
theologian, was born at Castle Schaumburg, Duchy of Nassau
1829 Wolfgang Simon Stubnatzy, president of the
Central District, was born in Fuerth, Franconia, Bavaria (d.
13 September 1880).
1860 Wheaton College,
formerly Illinois Institute, was chartered in Wheaton,
Illinois, under Methodist sponsorship.
1861 Alfred North Whitehead, British
philosopher and clergyman, was born at Ramsgate, Kent (d. 30
1867 Charles Winfred Douglas, hymnist and
composer, was born at Oswego, New York (d. 18 January 1944).
1905 Christian author Lew Wallace died (b. 10 April 1827).
1930 Franklin L. Sheppard (b. 7 August 1852), a
dedicated church laymen of the Episcopal Church and later of
the Presbyterian church in the northeastern U.S., died.
John H. Tietjen, president of Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) and of Christ Seminary—Seminex
(Saint Louis and Chicago). died (b. 18 June 1928, New York