304 The last and most punishing
anti-Christian edict during Roman Emperor Diocletian’s
(244–311) reign was published.
418 Roman Emperor
(384–423) issued a decree against
Pelagianism, a teaching that a person can take the
initial and fundamental steps toward salvation by one's own
efforts, apart from divine grace. The decree described
Pelagianism as a great threat to peace.
Umayyad troops led by
Tariq ibn Ziyad landed at Gibraltar, beginning the
Moorish invasion of Iberia.
1562 Two ships carrying 150 settlers
from France arrived off the coast of northeast Florida. Jean Ribault
(1520–1565), with the approval of
Charles IX of France, led these
(French Protestant) emigrants to America to found a colony.
The group eventually established a settlement at Parris
Island, South Carolina, named Port Royal, but abandoned it
two years later (1564) when essential supplies failed to
François de Laval, first Roman Catholic bishop of New
France, was born (d. 6 May 1708).
Christian Weise, hymnist, was born at Zittau (d. 21
October 1708). [German
1651 Roman Catholic educational reformer
Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, founder of a lay order called
the Brothers of the Christian Schools, was born in Reims,
France (d. 7 April 1719).
Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620–1700)
established the first uncloistered Catholic missionary
community in the new world at Ville Marie, Canada.
1712 Limborch (Philippus
van Limborch), Dutch Remonstrant theologian and
died in Amsterdam, Netherlands (b. 1633). He, together with
other eminent men from Holland and France, subscribed to the
Arminian formula of faith written by Episcopius.
George Bowen, Bombay missionary, was born Middleburn,
Vermont (d. 5 February 1888).
James Russell Woodford, hymnist, was born in
Henley-on-Thames (d. 24 October 1885, Ely, England).
Wortman, hymnist, was born in Hopewell, New York (d. 28
August 1922, Orange, New Jersey).
1841 Orville J. Nave, the U.S. Armed
Services chaplain who authored Nave's Topical Bible,
was born (d. 1917).
Montgomery, British clergyman, poet, and hymnist, died
in Ayrshire, Scotland (b. 4 November 1771, Irvine, Ayrshire,
Ithamar Conkey, popular English bass vocalist and
composer, died in New York (b. 5 May 1815, Shutesbury,
1884 The first independent conference was
Carl Johann Hermann Fick, poet, Missouri Synod pastor
and charter member of the synod, died (b. 2 February 1822).
Theodore H. Lamprecht, first Lutheran Laymen's League
president, died (b. 7 August 1858, New York City).
Carl Christian Hein, president of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod of Ohio, died (b. 31 August 1868, Wiesbaden).
1952 Betty Rose Wulf, Missouri Synod
missionary to India, died in a plane crash at Delhi at age
26. She was educated at Saint John's College (Winfield,
Kansas), Valparaiso University and the Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) Mission School. Commissioned as a teacher and
mission worker in India at Saint Peter Lutheran Church
(Humboldt, Kansas) on 26 June 1949, she sailed for India on
29 July, arriving in early September. She served as a
teacher at the girls school in Vadakangulam.
1960 Luther’s Small Catechism, translated
by Dr. Won Yong Ji, was published in Korea.