Saint Barnabas, Apostle
1294 Roger Bacon,
a Franciscan monk and one of the most original thinkers of
the Middle Ages, died (b. ca. 1214).
Wither, English poet and hymnal compiler, was born (d. 2
1766 The cornerstone was laid for Old Zion
Lutheran Church, Philadelphia.
William Black (1760–1834), the
first Canadian Methodist clergyman, preached his debut
1799 The man who would become the first
African American Methodist bishop in the United States,
Richard Allen (1760–1831), was
ordained a deacon in the Methodist Episcopal church.
1850 The first unit of the
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) building was dedicated
on South Jefferson Avenue.
1853 Andreas Christian Landeck, professor
at Concordia College (Saint Paul, Minnesota), was born in
Bavaria (d. 21 February 1938). He was educated at Concordia
College (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis), completing his studies in 1875. He was a pastor for
nineteen years at Hamburg, Minnesota, before receiving a
call to the faculty at Saint Paul. He later served as pastor
at Freeport and Pecatonica, Illinois.
1860 Charles Hurlburt, who served as
general director of the
Africa Inland Mission, Inc., for twenty-eight years
(1897-1925), was born. Hurlburt pioneered the work of AIM in
East Africa and the Congo (modern Zaire). AIM was founded in
1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by missionary Peter
Strauss, composer, was born (d. 8 September 1949).
Maxwell J. Blacker, hymn translator, died (b. 22 May
1822). He was an Anglican priest.
Henry G. Appenzeller, Korean missionary and professor,
died in a sea accident (b. 11 February 1858).
1912 David C(harles) Cook III, American
evangelical publisher, was born in Elgin, Illinois (d. April
1990). Cook's grandfather, also David C. Cook, was founder
and first president of the David C. Cook Publishing Company,
now known as Cook
Mildred Cable (1878–1952) and
the Chinese Trio leave HwoChow to set out for Central Asia,
uncertain what and where the Lord is calling them. Years
later they had preached the Gospel to hundreds of cities and
villages in the Gobi desert.
1936 The Presbyterian Church of North
America was founded in Philadelphia led by J.
Gresham Machen (1881–1937) and
others who believed that the United Presbyterian Church had
become too liberal. A lawsuit by the parent body forced the
group to change its name to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
1950 The first Missouri Synod Lutheran
Hong Kong baptism service took place (36 baptized).
1961 The first organizational meeting of
the Mississippi Valley Lutheran Deaf Conference was held.