Apology [Defense] of the Augsburg Confession was read to
the Estates and rejected by Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V, who gave the Lutherans until 15 April 1531 to
submit to the papists or
“lose life, goods and
Johannes Agricola (b. 20 April 1494), German theologian
and reformer, died.
1601 The first priests, Sebastian Chimura and
Aloysius Niabara, of the newly established Christian Church
(Roman Catholic) in Japan were ordained in their hometown of
John Biddle, English theologian, died (b. 14 January
1692 The last eight of twenty condemned “witches”
were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, during the famous
witch trials of 1692. Thirteen women and seven men were
executed in all.
Confessors of the Glory of Christ,”
followers of the 16th century Polish reformer
(1490–1561), settled in the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside.
Johann Christopher Kunze (1744–1807), American Lutheran
pastor, arrived in New York.
Pope Clement XIV died (b. 31 October 1705).
London Missionary Society was organized.
Jean Agier, French lawyer, died in Paris (b. 28 December
1748). He held high positions in the French courts during
the Revolution and under Napoleon and the Bourbons but was
early led into comprehensive theological studies.
Tomlinson, American pentecostal church leader, was born
in Westfield, Indiana (d. 1943).
Charlotte Elliott, Anglican hymnist, died at Brighton,
England (b. 18 March 1789).
was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of August L.
Graebner (d. 13 November 1950).
English Synod of the Northwest was organized in Saint
Paul, Minnesota, by pastors who had worked under the Home
Mission Board of the General Council, of which William
Passavant was chairman.
Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for
the first time, by the