Gottfried Thomasius, German Lutheran theological writer,
was born (d. 24 January 1875). [German
Eusebius Schultz Henkel, president of Union Synod of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church, was born near Lincolntown,
Lincoln County, North Carolina (d. 17 December 1874).
Nordahl Brun, Norwegian hymnist, died in Bergen, Norway
(b. 21 March 1745).
1833 Having abolished the
slave trade in 1807, Britain’s House of Commons banned
William Schmidt, professor at Luther Seminary (Saint
Paul, Minnesota), was born in Hermannsburg, Hannover,
Germany (d. 31 May 1931).
1869 England’s Disestablishment Bill was
passed, officially dissolving the Church
Samuel Simon Schmucker, influential Lutheran theologian,
General Synod leader, educator and founder of Gettysburg
Lutheran Seminary, died (b. 28 February 1799, Hagerstown,
Rees Edgar Tulloss, president of Wittenberg University
(Ohio), was born near Leipsic, Ohio (d. 8 June 1959).
William Jennings Bryan, leader of the Fundamentalists in
the Presbyterian Church, died (b. 19 March 1860).
Anna Sarah Kugler, medical missionary to India, died in
Guntur, India (b. 18 April 1856, Ardmore, Pennsylvania).
1933 Charles A.
Tindley (b. 7 July 1851), African American Methodist
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. was formed by the
merger of two separate revival movements: Bible Standard,
Inc. (founded in Eugene, Oregon in 1919) and Open Bible
Evangelistic Association (founded in Des Moines, Iowa, in
Paul Christian Paulsen, UELC pastor and Danish hymn
translator, died (b. 26 March 1881, Alstrup, Jutland,
Anna Hauge Martinson, missionary, died in Hong Kong (b.
18 September 1868, Huxley, Iowa).
1978 The LCMS began
mission work in Liberia.
1984 Albert Frederick Bayly,
Congregational minister, hymnist and author of “Praise and
Thanksgiving,” died while returning home to Chelmsford,
Essex, England, after attending the annual conference of the
Hymn Society of Great Britain in Chichester.
1998 H. Armin Moellering, professor of
exegetical theology at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) and
a frequent Lutheran Witness contributor, died in
Olivette, Missouri (b. 20 April 1919). The son and grandson
of LCMS pastors, Moellering was pastor in Evansville,
Indiana; Omaha, Nebraska; Grand Prairie, Texas, and
Palisades Park, New Jersey. He taught at the Saint Louis
seminary from 1978 until his retirement in 1990. Moellering,
a scholar in classical languages, was also well-known for
his love of the visual arts.