Death in London of Arabella Katherine Hankey, author of the hymns “I Love to Tell the Story” and “Tell Me the Old, Old Story.”Authority for the date:
Orthodox mystic and author Theophan the Recluse is consecrated Bishop of Tambov, where he will demonstrate his forward thinking by establishing a school for girls.Authority for the date:
- Andrew Murray is ordained on his 20th birthday. He will become a notable educator of Christians in South Africa and the author of beloved books on Christian living such as The True Vine and Abide in Me. Authority for the date: Davies, Horton. Great South African Christians. Cape Town, New York, Oxford University Press, 1951.
Pran Krishna, a zealous evangelist in India, shows symptoms of cholera and will die the following morning.Authority for the date:
Oriental Christian Biography.
- Death of Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf in Herrnhut. He had founded the Moravian Brethren and was a pioneer in ecumenism and Protestant mission work. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
Death of church organist Dietrich Buxtehude, whose composition and playing were so good that Johann Sebastian Bach had once walked two- hundred-and-fifty miles one way to hear him and to watch him play.Authority for the date: