1257 Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225–1274) was finally reluctantly admitted as a doctor of theology by schools whose rivalry strained their charity.
1532 William Paget (1506–1563), an ardent English Lutheran, again attempted to persuade Martin Luther to side with Henry VIII of England in his divorce from Catherine.
1536 Christian II (1481–1559) established the Reformation in Denmark.
1715 Nahum Tate, hymnist, died (b. 1652).
1812 Archibald Alexander (1772–1851) became the first professor of Princeton Theological Seminary.
1825 Sir Frederick A. Gore-Ouseley, composer, was born in London (d. 6 April 1889).
1827 William Blake (b. 28 November 1757), English poet and artist, died.
1838 Joseph Barnby, musician and composer, was born in York, England (d. 28 January 1896).
1859 Katharine Lee Bates, U.S. English teacher, was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts (d. 28 March 1929). The daughter and granddaughter of Congregational ministers, she taught high school for six years (1880–1886), then taught at Wellesley College, where she later was made head of the English Department. She is best remembered as the author of “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies.”
1891 James Russell Lowell (b. 22 February 1819), American poet and statesman, died.
1909 Zenas Sanford Loftis, missionary to Tibet, died (b. 11 May 1881, Gainsboro, Tennessee).
1923 Casa Publicadora, Porto Alegre, Brazil, was founded.
1942 William Cameron Townsend and L. L. Legters incorporated the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Glendale, California.
1943 Juergen Ludwig Neve, Lutheran professor and author, died (b. 7 June 1865, Silesia, Germany).