1507 Martin Luther celebrated his first
mass and was consecrated as a priest two years after
entering the Augustinian monastery at Erfurt, a role he
would serve in for thirteen years before being
excommunicated in 1521. His father and many friends were
invited to attend the service.
da Vinci, Italian artist, inventor and architect, died
(b. 15 April 1452).
1530 The Saxon party arrived at
Augsburg for the Diet.
1559 John Knox
(ca. 1510–1572), having spent
several years on the Continent studying and writing,
returned to his native Scotland to help lead the Reformation
there. He reached Edinburgh after imprisonment and a stint
in the French galleys.
Hartmann Schenck, hymnist, died in Ostheim (b. 7 April
1634, Ruhla, near Eisenach, Germany).
G. Henry Weygandt, founder of the Ohio Synod, was born
in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (d. 7 October 1847).
Anson Gleason, missionary to the Choctaw, Mohegan and
Seneca Indians, was born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 24
North Carolina Synod was organized in Salisbury, North
Carolina, the oldest Lutheran synod in the South.
Friedrich K. Anthes, composer, was born at Weilburg in
Nassau, the son of seminary professor Johann Adam Anthes.
Thomas Coke, the first English bishop of the Methodist
Church, died (b. 9 September 1747).
William Taylor, AME missionary to Africa, was born in
Rockbridge County, Virginia (d. 1902).
East Pennsylvania Synod was organized at Lancaster by
ten pastors of the Pennsylvania Ministerium who advocated
greater liberty in the form of worship, the tolerance of
revivals, the use of English and union with the General
Henry Nott, missionary to Tahiti, died (b. 1774).
1872 A lectureship was established at Yale
University Divinity School in memory of Lyman
Beecher (1775–1863), who
graduated from Yale with a B.A. in 1797. The lectures were
to cover topics on preaching and the work of the Christian
Jackson died at Asheville, North Carolina (b. 18 May
1914 William Harry Krieger was born in
Marion, Illinois (d. 13 January 1974, Jackson, Michigan). He
served the Missouri Synod as a member of the Board of
Missions in North, South and Central America, a member of
the Commission on Literature, president of the Michigan
District (1957–1965), chairman of
the Board of Control of Concordia College (Ann Arbor) and
fourth vice-president of the Synod (1972–1974).
1930 John Henry Herzer, secretary of the
Synodical Conference, theologian, professor at Concordia
Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) died (b. 3
November 1840, Louisville, Kentucky). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1865 and held parishes
in Aurora and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Plymouth,
Wisconsin. He taught at the Springfield seminary from 1892
1968 The constituting convention of the
Japan Lutheran Church opened.