Saint Margaret of Scotland, wife of
Malcolm III of Scotland, died (b. ca. 1045).
Council of Constance was convened. This conclave, which
lasted until 22 April 1418, ended the Great Schism within
the church by deposing three rival popes. The council also
brought to trial and executed two Bohemian reformers: John
Huss (1415) and his close friend Jerome of Prague (1416) and
anathematized the teachings of the English reformer John
Wycliffe (ca. 1329–1384).
Caspar Creuziger, editor of Martin Luther’s
works, died at Wittenberg (b. 1 January 1504, Leipzig).
Read, composer, was born at Attleboro, Massachusetts (d.
4 December 1836, New Haven, Connecticut).
Ludwig Adolf Petri, Lutheran theologian, was born at
Lüthorst, Hannover (d. 1873).
Samuel Kistler Brobst, editor of Der Lutherische
Kalender and also an English almanac and cofounder of
the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Mount Airy
(Philadelphia) and Muhlenberg College at Allentown, was born
in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (d. 23
William Gardiner, composer, died at Leicester, England
(b. 15 March 1769, Leicester).
Carl Ernst Christoph Ochs, missionary to India, died (b.
10 February 1812).
Johann Michael Reu, professor at Wartburg Theological
Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa), was born in Diebach, Bavaria (d.
14 October 1943).
William Mahler, first Missouri Synod missionary to
Brazil (1900–1914), was
born in Polkwitz, Germany (d. 22 January 1966).
1881 The pastors who left the Missouri Synod as a
result of the
Predestination Controversy held their first
organizational meeting in Blue Island, Illinois.
Cephas Bennett, Baptist missionary printer in Burma,
died (b. 20 March 1804, Homer, New York).
Edmund Brandt was born in Sebewaing, Michigan (d. 25 October
1962, Portland, Oregon). He graduated from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1911 and served as a pastor at
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (1911–1918),
and Everett, Washington (1918–1921).
He became a professor at Concordia College (Portland,
Oregon) in 1921.
McCosh (b. 1 April 1811), Free Church of Scotland
philosopher and educator, died.
Samuel Francis Smith, American Baptist clergyman and
hymnist, died (b. 21 October 1808).
Walter Guenther Tillmanns, professor at Wartburg College
(Waverly, Iowa), was born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 10 June
Kristian Anker, Danish American Lutheran leader, died
(b. 29 October 1848, Denmark).
Evangelical United Brethren Church was organized in
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, as a merger of the Evangelical
Church and the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.
1952 The religious program Our Goodly Heritage
was first broadcast over CBS television. It ran for five
years. This Sunday morning Bible study program was hosted by
William Rush Baer of New York University.
Walter William Frederick Albrecht, professor at
Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) died
(b. 10 December 1885).
Karl Evald Mattson, president of Augustana College (Rock
Island, Illinois), died (b. 9 October 1905, Warren,