A Muslim mob ravages the St. George Coptic Church in Edfu, Egypt. Islamic officials and local media put the blame on Christians.Authority for the date:
Death of Moses Okesiji, a prominent Baptist pastor in Nigeria who had been associated with many efforts in behalf of his church and his people.Authority for the date:
Dictionary of African Christian Biography.
Death of Elsie Singmaster, an award-winning and internationally renowned Lutheran novelist and historical writer, whose books featured Pennsylvanian Germans.Authority for the date:
Richman, Kevin. "Lewars, Elsie Singmaster." pabook.libraries.psu.edu
Death from a seizure of the Orthodox priest Seraphim (Nicholas Zagorovsky), considered a martyr because of the years he spent in exile and because after his release he was forced to live a life of privation and suffering in order to hold religious services in secret.Authority for the date:
- Death of Johann Jakob Herzog, German Reformed theologian, educator, and a major contributor to The German version of the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
- Death of Francis Wayland, Baptist preacher and educator, at Providence, Rhode Island. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
Death of George Whitefield in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The English revivalist had preached his last sermon the evening before.Authority for the date:
Larsen, Timothy T., David W. Bebbington, and Mark Noll. Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals. IVP Academic, 2003
- Phillip Doddridge, clergyman and author of the influential book The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul sails from Falmouth for a warmer climate in the hope of recovering from consumption. He will die a month later. Authority for the date: Knight, Helen C. Lady Huntington and Her Friends. New York: American Tract Society, 1853.
- Death of St. Honorius of Canterbury. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.