Ante Diem IX Kal. Feb. AM 7514/AUC 2758
Today is the Feast of St Timothy, BM. Article on the Pastoral Epistles to Ss Timothy and Titus, which includes St Timothy's biographical details, from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
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AD 41, Shortly after declaring himself a god, the Emperor Caligula is assassinated by two Praetorian tribunes.
AD 772, His Holiness, Stephen III ends his reign as Pope.
AD 817, His Holiness, Stephen IV ends his reign as Pope.
AD 817, His Holiness, St Paschal I begins his reign as Pope succeeding Stephen IV. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
AD 1076, Synod of Worms, Roman Emperor Henry IV attempts to depose His Holiness, Pope Gregory VII.
AD 1118, Giovanni Caetani elected His Holiness, Pope Gelasius II.
AD 1328, King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen.
AD 1458, Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary.
AD 1534, His Most Christian Majesty, François I, King of France, signs classified treaty with German heretics, a great mistake for France.
AD 1568, In the Netherlands, The Duke of Alba declares William of Orange an outlaw. He survived, however, to bring great grief to the Lowlands and later, through his descendants, to Britain.
AD 1722, Czar Peter the Great caps his reforms in Russia with the Chin («Table of Rank») which decrees a commoner can climb on merit to the highest positions.
AD 1742, Imperial Electors choose Charles VII Albert Roman Emperor .
AD 1965, Winston Churchill, amoral politician and enemy of Europe, faces the Judgement Seat of Heaven. Pray for his soul.
AD 1967, H.R.H. The Prince Max and Countess Elizabeth Douglas married.