Death of Mary Kamanga. After teaching for years, she had been the first Swazi teacher employed at the Nazarene Teachers’ Training College in Swaziland and was known as a devoted worker for Christ, who inspired hundreds of others with her zeal.Authority for the date:
Dictionary of African Christian Biography.
- John Sergeant is ordained to be a missionary to the American Indians. Authority for the date: Beaver, R. Pierce. Pioneers in Mission. Eerdman’s 1966.
- The priest Robert Samuels is martyred under Queen Mary for visiting his wife from whom he had been forced to separate. Authority for the date: Rusten, E. Michael and Sharon O. Rusten. One Year Christian History. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2003.
Death of Matthias Grünewald [Mathis Gohardt], a German Renaissance painter, famed for his religous artworks, and apparently a follower of Luther, whose writings were found among his effects. He is remembered in the Episcopal Church calendar on August 5th.Authority for the date:
- Death of St. Raymond Nonnatus, who had sought to evangelize Muslims. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
Death of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne who evangelized Northumbria, England.Authority for the date:
McNeill, John T. Celtic churches. University of Chicago Press, 1974.