Theodosius I (347–395) became the sole emperor of the
Anselm of Bec (ca. 1033–1109)
was enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury and was served
with a writ to answer charges by the king.
1316 The coronation of
John XXII (1249–1334) took place. He had a long conflict
with the emperor, opposed the Franciscan Spirituals and
enlarged and reorganized the curia.
John Eliot (1604–1690)
finished his New Testament translation into the Indian
1692 Colonial clergyman
Increase Mather (1639–1723) received the first doctor of
sacred theology degree (S.T.D.) awarded in America at
Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Johann Christian Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach, was
born in Leipzig (d. 1 January 1782, London).
Frederick Oakeley, English clergyman, was born in
Shrewsbury, England (d. 29 January 1880, Islington,
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was
founded by the General Association of Congregational
Synod of West Pennsylvania was organized in
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, after several congregations
withdrew from the Pennsylvania Ministerium under the
leadership of S. S. Schmucker.
Lutheran Theological Seminary (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
1846 A proposed constitution for the Missouri
Synod was published in Der Lutheraner.
Henry F. Lyte (1793–1847)
“Abide with Me”
on the evening of his last sermon and Holy Communion at
Lower Brixham before going to France.
Howard B. Grose, American Baptist leader, was born in
Millerton, New York (d. 19 May 1939).
1870 Three American Roman Catholic universities
were founded on this date: Saint John’s
(New York City), Loyola (Chicago) and Canisius (Buffalo, New
William Morton Reynolds, president of Capital
University, Columbus, Ohio, died (b. 4 March 1812, Little
Falls Forge, Fayette County, Pennsylvania).
1888 At age twenty-six American baseball
Sunday (1862–1935) married
Helen Amelia Thompson, later known affectionately as
“Ma Sunday.” She
evangelistic campaign adviser. Her organizational talents
and his preaching skill raised him to national prominence.
John Sullivan Dwight, hymn translator, died (b. 13 May
John Henry Yates (b. 21 November 1837, Batavia, New
York), American clergyman and hymnist, died at Batavia.
Hezekiah Butterworth, hymnologist, died (b. 22 December
1839, Warren, Rhode Island).
Concordia College (Oakland, California) opened.
G. (George) Ernest Wright, American Presbyterian
archeologist, was born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1974).
1922 August R. Suelflow was born in Rockfield,
Wisconsin (d. 28 August 1999). A 1946 graduate of Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis), he served as assistant curator of
the Concordia Historical Institute from 1946 to 1948 and
director of CHI from 1948 to 1995.
1923 The Synod of Central Pennsylvania merged with
the Susquehanna Synod forming the
Susquehanna Synod of Central Pennsylvania.
Slovak Luther League was organized in Whiting, Indiana.
Northwestern Lutheran Academy (Mobridge, South Dakota)
Baptist Bible College was founded in Springfield,
Missouri, under the auspices of the Baptist Bible
Fellowship. The school is one of the largest Bible colleges
in America with an enrollment of over 2,000.
1991 The USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics) was dissolved by the Congress of People's
H. Buls, missionary in Nigeria and professor at Saint John’s College (Winfield, Kansas) and Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, Indiana), died in Fort Wayne, Indiana (b. 4 January 1920,
Teresa, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and founder
of the Missionaries of Charity, died in Calcutta, India (b.
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, 26 August 1910, Skopje, Yugoslavia).