Ambrose, bishop of Milan, church father, leader, teacher
and liturgist, died (b. ca. 338).
Spanish scholar and archbishop of Seville, died (b. ca.
Pope Formosus, whose brief papal reign was troubled and
whose remains were exhumed and put on trial in the notorious
Synod, died (b. 816).
Pope Nicholas IV died (b. 30 September 1227).
Ambrosius Blarer, an influential reformer in southern
Germany and northeastern Switzerland, was born (d. 6
Katharina von Bora (1499–1552),
Martin Luther's future wife, and eleven others escaped from
Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556)
was elected the first General of the Society of Jesus
Aegidius Hunnius, theologian, died (b. 21 December
Episcopius, an Arminian proponent, died in Amsterdam,
Netherlands (b. 8 January 1583).
1655 The statue known as the
Infant Jesus of Prague was solemnly crowned by command
of Cardinal Harrach.
II (1633–1701) issued a
Declaration of Indulgence allowing full liberty of worship
Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew
scholar, was born (d. 18 September 1783).
Wesley (1707–1788) preached
his famous sermon
“Awake, thou that sleepest”
to the University of Oxford.
William White, American patriarch of the Protestant
Episcopal Church, was born in Philadelphia (d. 17 July
Ernest W. Shurtleff, American Congregational pastor,
missionary and student chaplain, was born in Boston (d. 24
August 1917, Paris, France).
William Chalmers Burns, Presbyterian missionary to China
and translator, died in Newchwang, China (b. 1 April 1815).
Asa Mahan (b. 9 November 1800), American Congregational
clergyman and philosopher, died.
Louis W. Dorn, pastor and college professor, died (b. 15
Benjamin Bosse, a member of the Missouri Synod Board of
Directors and leader of the Lutheran Laymen's League, died
(b. 1 November 1874).
1968 Civil rights leader and Baptist
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis,
Tennessee (b. 15 January 1929).