1164 Archbishop of Canterbury
(ca. 1118–1170) began
his six-year exile in France.
Richard Bancroft (b. 1544), Archbishop of Canterbury,
Johann Saubert (b. 1638), hymnist, died.
Conrad Weiser Jr., Lutheran lay leader prominent in
American Indian affairs, was born in Afstaedt, Wuerttemberg,
Germany (d. 13 July 1760). He was the father-in-law of Henry
Johann Albrecht Bengel, German Lutheran theologian and
Bible scholar, died (b. 24 June 1687).
1789 In the chaos of the
French Revolution the property of the church in France
was taken over by the state.
1830 In Baltimore, Maryland, a general convention
of the anti-Episcopal Methodist reformers met to establish
Methodist Protestant Church.
Harriett Eugenia Peck Buell, American Methodist writer
and hymnist, was born in Cozenovia, New York (d. 6 February
1910, Washington, D.C.).
Mant (b. 12 February 1776), hymnist, died.
Elijah Coleman Bridgman, missionary to China, died in
Shanghai (b. 22 April 1801, Belchertown, Massachusetts).
Joseph Gallup Cochran, missionary to Persia, died in
Persia (b. 5 February 1817, New York state).
1896 Richard Theodore Rohlfing was born in Alma,
Missouri (d. 13 April 1958, River Forest, Illinois). He was a graduate of Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1921 and served as an assistant instructor at
Concordia Teachers College (River Forest, Illinois) from
1921 to 1923, as a pastor in Townsend, Suring, Breed and
Pine Stump, Wisconsin (1923–1925),
and as a professor at River Forest beginning in 1925.
Evangeline Cory Booth (1865–1950),
daughter of Gen. William Booth, was appointed commander of
the Salvation Army in the U.S.
John T. Grape (b. 6 May 1835), American church organist
and choir director, died.
1917 The British government issued the
Balfour Declaration. It called for
“the establishment in
Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”
William Howard, an African American clergyman, was
elected president of the National Council of Churches. He
was the youngest person to hold that office.