1697 Catherina A. D. von Schlegel, German Lutheran hymnist, was born (d. ca. 1768).
1746 Princeton College was founded in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, by an evangelical faction of the Presbyterian church.
1808 John Addyman, pioneer Methodist pastor in Canada, was born in Leeds, Yorkshire County, England (d. 7 June 1887).
1811 Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer and musician, was born in Raiding, Hungary (d. 31 July 1886).
1820 The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized.
1837 August Friedrich Kemmerer, missionary to India, died (b. 22 June 1767, Wusterhausen, Brandenburg, Germany).
1839 Louis Auguste Sabatier, French Protestant theologian, was born in Vallon (Ardèche), France (d. 12 April 1901).
1859 Louis Spohr, German composer, died at Cassel (b. 5 April 1784).
1867 The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of New York was organized at Red Hook, New York.
1872 Cyril Argentine Alington, distinguished scholar and writer, author of “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing,” was born in Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 16 May 1955).
1876 Karl Adam, German Roman Catholic theologian, was born in Bavaria (d. 1 April 1966).
1888 The English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri began its organizational convention.
1922 Lyman Abbott, American Congregational clergyman, editor and author, died at Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York (b. 18 December 1835).
1955 Haven of Hope Sanatorium opened in Hong Kong.
1975 Ralph Bohlmann was inaugurated as the seventh president of Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis).