965 John XIII became pope (d. 6 September 972).
1404 Pope Boniface IX died (b. 1356).
consisting of Spain, Sicily, England and Germany was formed against
1529 The Marburg Colloquy
between Martin Luther and Huldrych Zwingli
(1484–1531) began (through October 4).
1540 Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss protestant
clergyman, was born (d. 13 August 1617).
1571 Peter Herbert,
hymnist, died (b. Petrus Hubertus, ca. 1535, Fulneck, Moravia).
1661 Ahasverus Fritsch
(Ahasuerus; 1629–1701), composer, was made Doctor of Law by the
University of Jena.
1666 Joachim Neander
(1650–1680), Reformed hymnist and composer, entered the Academic
Gymnasium in Bremen as a student.
Abarca, Spanish Jesuit theologian, died (b. 1619).
Gabriel Muhlenberg, Lutheran patriot and pastor, was born in Trappe,
Pennsylvania. He died on this same date in 1807.
(1725–1799), traveling evangelist and hymnist,
began his evangelistic career.
1812 The first conference of
Lutheran ministers west of the Allegheny Mountains met at Stecher's
Church, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Those present were John
Stauch, Wm. Geo. Foerster, John Reinhard, Jacob Leist, Henry Huet and A.
1878 The Regions Beyond Missionary Union
(founded 1873) opened Harley College in Bow, Ireland.
1882 The Evangelical Lutheran
Concordia Synod of Pennsylvania and Other States became a member of
the Synodical Conference.
1883 American religious
leader Albert Benjamin
founded the first Bible school in America to train missionaries
in New York City. Its name became the Missionary Training Institute in
April 1894, and the school changed its name to
Sockman, American Christian writer, was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio
(d. 29 August 1970).
1898 Czar Nicholas II (1868–1918)
expelled the Jews from major Russian cities.
1917 The American Lutheran Publicity Bureau
opened its office in New York City on East 62nd Street.
National Lutheran Commission for Soldiers and Sailors’ Welfare was
organized (forerunner of the National Lutheran Council).
1921 The Latin American Mission was incorporated in
Philadelphia by founders Harry and Susan Strachan.
International Missionary Council was formed. It joined the World
Council of Churches in 1961.
1937 The first Missouri Synod
Pension Fund was instituted.
Gustav Albert Andreen, president of Augustana College (1901–1935),
died (b. 13 March 1864).
1949 The Chinese People’s
Republic was established and forced the withdrawal of Lutheran mission
1957 “In God We Trust” first appeared on paper currency.
1978 Lutherans for Life was formed.