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Death of Alfred H. Ackley, a prolific writer of hymns, remembered primarily for the tune HE LIVES.

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Pope St. Pius X, in his encyclical Lamentabili, formally condemns the modernist intellectual movement in the Catholic Church.

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Death of David Brown, who had been prominent as a Christian author, educator, and church leader in Scotland. He is best known as the coauthor of the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary on the Old and New Testaments, for which he had written the sections on the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistle to the Romans.

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New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.


Prussia declares that clergy are subordinate to the state.

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Putnam, George Haven. Tabular Views of Universal History. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1916.


Birth of Lucius H. Holsey in Columbus, Georgia. Denied the privilege of attending school because he is of African heritage, he will acquire an education anyhow, and become the fourth bishop of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church.

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Lane, Isaac. Autobiography of Bishop Isaac Lane, LL.D.


Calista Vinton sails for Burma where she will contribute most of the hymns used in the Sgau Karen hymnal.

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Burrage, Henry S. Baptist Hymnwriters and Their Hymns. Portland, ME: Brown Thurston & company, 1888.

Hans Egede, Lutheran missionary, lands in Greenland with a party of forty-six people. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

Jean de Lastic, Grand Master of Rhodes, writes Charles VII, King of France from Ethiopia, telling about Zãr’a Ya’iqob’s victories over the Saracens. His letter refers to Prester John, a legendary Christian king who until then had been thought to rule in Asia but now will be assumed to rule in Africa.

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Taddesse, Tamrat. Church and state in Ethiopia. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972.

The Synod of Orange convenes in Arausio, France. Caesarius of Arles presides over the council of thirteen bishops. He successfully submits a declaration on grace and free will outlining and upholding several of St. Augustine’s doctrines on the nature of grace. Pope Boniface II will formally approve the documents from this synod in 531. Authority for the date: Weber, Nicholas. “Councils of Orange.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911.

Death of Patriarch Anatolius of Constantinople who had sided with Cyril of Alexandria and Pope Leo I against Nestorianism, Eutychianism, and other theological controversies of that day.

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