King Olav Haraldsson (b. ca. 995), patron saint of
Norway, was wounded in the
Battle of Stiklestad and died the next day.
1541 In great disgust
Emperor Charles V
(1500–1558) left the
Ratisbon (Regensburg) Conference (convened in April)
saying that he would now, like all the rest, work only for
his own interests.
1605 Simon Dach,
hymnist, was born at Memel, northeast of Königsberg, Prussia
(d. 15 April 1659).
1775 The U.S. military chaplaincy was
established by the
Second Continental Congress.
Jonas King, missionary in Syria, Egypt and Greece, was
born in Hawley, Massachusetts (d. 22 May 1869).
William Wilberforce, English philanthropist, died in
London (b. 24 August 1759).
1856 Robert A.
Schumann (b. 8 June 1810), German composer, died.
treaty between Japan and United States opened the door
for mission work.
T. O. (Thomas Obediah) Chisholm, American Methodist, was
born in Simpson County, Kentucky (d. 29 February 1960).
1904 Richard R. Caemmerer was born (d. 6
May 1984). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1927. He served as a professor at Concordia from
1940 to 1974 and at Christ Seminary-Seminex from 1974 until
Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish
diplomat, was born in Jonkoping, Sweden (d. 18 September
1961). Hammarskjold gained international prominence during
his eight years as secretary-general of the United Nations,
but he endeared himself to many Christians when his personal
journal was published in 1964, three years after his
untimely death in a plane crash.
John H. F. Feth, professor and president of Concordia
College (Bronxville, New York), died (b. 10 February 1861,
William M. Runyan (b. 21 January 1870), American
Methodist clergyman and sacred music editor, died.
1962 The first Missouri Synod chapel in
Lanka) at Labookellie Tea Estate was dedicated.
1974 The first eleven women were ordained
as priests in the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia’s Church
of the Advocate. This ordination was ruled invalid by the
House of Bishops on 15 August, but on 17 October the same
body approved the ordination of women as priests in