Alexander Robert Reinagle was born in Brighton, England. He became a church organist and composed many hymn tunes, such as that to which we sing "In Christ there Is no East nor West" and "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds."
Birth of Frederick Cook Atkinson. This Anglican chorister and composer gave us the music to which we sing "Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart."
George Grenfell was born this day. He became a pioneer missionary in Africa.