Justus, fourth Archbishop of Canterbury, died. A Roman
by birth, he was one of the missionaries sent to England, by
Pope Gregory II at the request of
St. Augustine of Canterbury in 601.
Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King
Vladislaus III of Varna (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary
and Wladyslaw III of Poland, b. 31 October 1424) were
crushed by the Turks under Sultan Murad II, and Vladislaus
Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany (d. 18 February
Pope Paul III died (b. 29 February 1468).
Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian,
astronomer and Archbishop of Uppsala, was born (d. 29
Bartholomaeus Crasselius, hymnist, died at Duesseldorf,
Germany (b. 21 February 1667, Wernsdorf, Saxony).
Granville Sharp, English lawyer and abolitionist, was
born (d. 6 July 1813).
College was chartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, under
the Dutch Reformed Church. In 1825 the school was renamed
Rutgers College. The present name of
was adopted in 1924.
Solomon Henkel, printer and physician, was born (d. 31
Henry Eyster Jacobs, leading theologian of the General
Council, was born (d. 7 July 1932).
Texas Synod was organized at Houston by six pastors
under the leadership of C. Braun, who had been sent to Texas
by William A. Passavant.
van Dyke, American Presbyterian clergyman and professor
of English literature at Princeton University, was born in
Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 10 April 1933).
Henry William Behrens
African missionary, was sent by the Hermannsburg Mission
Society to Africa, where he worked among the Zulu Kaffir in
Natal for six years, then among the Bechuanas.
Philip Martin Ferdinand Rupprecht, house editor at
Concordia Publishing House, was born in North Dover, Ohio
(d. 5 July 1942).
Karl Graul, Lutheran scholar and director of the
Dresden-Leipzig Missionary Society, died in Erlangen (b. 6
Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904)
located missing missionary and explorer
David Livingstone (1813–1873)
in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in present-day Tanzania.
George David Cummins
(1822–1876) of Kentucky withdrew
from the Protestant Episcopal Church and began the formation
Reformed Episcopal Church.
Oscar Carl Kreinheder, president of Valparaiso
University, was born in Buffalo, New York (d. 26 March
Hatch (b. 4 September 1835), Anglican Old Testament
Gideons placed their first Bible in the Superior Motel
in Iron Mountain, Montana.
James Rowe (b. 1 January 1865), English-American writer
and hymnist, died.
1946 The first Lutheran Protestant Synod of West
Germany met at Lebenstadt, near Brunswick.
(b. 1872), British-American archeologist and biblical
1952 The first Hong Kong Lutheran Hour Rally took