founder of Holy Roman Empire, was born (d. 28 January 814).
Baldwin I of Jerusalem, one of the leaders of the First
Crusade and King of Jerusalem, died (b. ca. 1058).
Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor and
leader of the Sixth Crusade, died (b. 5 January 1209).
1521 Martin Luther set out to appear at
the Diet of
Worms to be questioned about his writings.
1524 At the age of forty Swiss reformer
Huldrych Zwingli (b. 1 January 1484) publicly married
the widow Anna Reinhard. Their marriage lasted until his
death in the Battle of Kappel on 11 October 1531.
Karl F. Lochner, hymnist, was born in Nuernberg (d. 25
Paul Flem(m)ing, hymnist, died (b. 1606 [1609?],
1657 Jean-Jacques Olier, French catholic priest
and founder of the
Society of Saint-Sulpice, died (b. 20 September 1608).
Balthasar König, composer, was
buried (b. 28 January 1691, Waltershausen near Gotha,
Friedrich Wilhelm Barthel (d. 24 July 1859) was born in
Theodor Halvarson Dahl, president of the United
Norwegian Lutheran Church in America, was born in Baastad,
Norway (d. 18 January 1923).
1860 George Milligan, Scottish biblical
scholar, was born in Fife, Scotland (d. 1934). He taught at
Glasgow University from 1910 to 1932. In 1926 he was elected
the first chairman of the Scottish Sunday School Union. Most
of his published writings were on New Testament language.
His "magnum opus" was The Vocabulary of the Greek
Testament (1914-1930), coedited by James Hope Moulton.
Martin F. Walker, a professor at Concordia Collegiate
Institute (Bronxville, New York) and president of the
English District, was born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 12 July
1877 Mordecai Ham,
American evangelist of the early 20th century, was born at
Scottsville, Kentucky (d. 1 November 1961, Louisville,
California Synod was organized in San Francisco. The
General Synod had begun its work in California in 1886
through Rev. O. C. Miller. The German pastors at first
contemplated a separate synod but finally united with the
California Synod. With the General Synod it joined the
United Lutheran Church in America in 1918.
William D. Longstaff (b. 26 November 1822), English
philanthropist and hymnist, died.
Friedrich von Bodelschwingh Sr., founder of the Bethel
Institute at Bielefeld, Germany, died (b. 6 March 1831). [German
Assemblies of God was organized at an eleven-day
constitutional convention that began on this date in Hot
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, American cardinal and
archbishop of Chicago, was born (d. 14 November 1996).
1940 A Commission on War Service was
organized by Canadian Lutherans.
Samuel Marinus Zwemer, Reformed missionary to Arabia,
died (b. 12 April 1867, Vriesland, near Holland, Michigan).
1976 Four district presidents were removed
from office by Missouri Synod president
A. O. Preus II (1920–1994).
The four district leaders were Herman Frincke (Eastern
District), Harold Hecht (English), Rudolph P. F. Ressmeyer
(Atlantic) and Robert J. Riedel (New England). The 1975
synodical convention at Anaheim had authorized Preus to
vacate the office of any district president who did not
comply with synodical directives on the ordination and
placement of improperly endorsed ministerial candidates
(graduates of Concordia Seminary in Exile). Preus was to
vacate the offices sixty days before the respective
John Paul II died (b. 18 May 1920).