303 Saint George,
Christian martyr, died (b. ca. 275/281).
Adalbert of Prague, “Apostle of Prussia,” was martyred
(b. ca. 956).
Alexander Ales (or Alesius), Scottish Lutheran
theologian, was born at Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 17 March
1538 John Calvin
(1509–1564) and William
Farel (1489–1565), whom Calvin
was assisting, were banished from Geneva.
Gerrit Parmele Judd, medical missionary to the Sandwich
Islands (Hawaii), was born in Paris, New York (d. 12 January
Fenton John Anthony Hort, English New Testament textual
critic and biblical scholar, was born (d. 30 November 1892).
1843 Followers of the farmer-prophet
William Miller (1782–1849),
forerunner of the Seventh-Day Adventists, gathered
throughout the U.S. to await the return of Christ and the
end of the world that Miller had predicted.
Newton Allen, missionary to China and Korea, was born in
Delaware, Ohio (d. 11 December 1932).
1860 An independent Scandinavian synod was
planned in Chicago with
Lars Esbjörn (1808–1870)
as leader. Esbjörn earlier had
resigned from the Synod of Northern Illinois due to
theological disagreements with other members of the
synod. His resignation was endorsed at the meeting of the
two Scandinavian conferences in Chicago, and the
Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod of
North America was later formed. This union that included
Norwegians and Swedes continued until 1870, when it was
dissolved into separate ethnic synods at a meeting of the
synod in Andover, Illinois, with the Swedish body retaining
the name "Augustana."
Edward Hopper, American Presbyterian clergyman and
hymnist, died in New York City (b. 17 February 1816).
Carl Frederick Emil Huth, Concordia College (Milwaukee)
professor, died (b. 30 November 1857, Nieden, Brandenburg,
1926 A site for a Lutheran seminary was
secured in Hankow, China.
Thomas (1892–1981) on the
news: "In Germany ten thousand German Protestants gathered
in the old city of Ulm and denounced Hitler's chief
bishop. The assembly called upon the Nazi state to keep its
hands off the affairs of the Church."
1942 Anglican high-church clergyman
William Temple (1881–1944) was
appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.
Kagawa, renewer of society, died (b. 10 July 1888, Kobe,
1968 The Evangelical United Brethren
Church (750,000 members) joined with the much larger
Methodist Church (10.3 million members), forming the
United Methodist Church, the largest Methodist group in
the world and America's second-largest Protestant
William Cameron (“Uncle Cam”) Townsend, founder of the
Wycliffe Bible Translators, died (b. 9 July 1896).