Ante Diem IIII Non. Ian. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.
Article from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
From now on, I shall also include here under the general heading «In the East» Saints from both Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Calendars:
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On this day:
AD 69, Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Imperator Augustus, declared Emperor by his army on the Lower Rhine. He was murdered in the Forum 20.XII.69.
AD 533, His Holiness, John II begins his reign as Pope. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
AD 1492, Catholic forces under Their Most Christian Majesties, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Castile and Aragon take the town of Granada, the last Muslim kingdom in Spain. Laus Deo! ¡Viva España!
AD 1885, General Wolseley receives last distress signal of General «Chinese» Gordon in Khartoum. He and his men were about to be slaughtered by jihadist dogs. (R+I+P)