Ante Diem VI Id. Ian. AM 7514/AUC 2758
Today is the Feast of the Holy Family.
From the East:
From Ted Hewitt's Group (and catching up):
St Canute Lavard
Today in history:
AD 794, Church at Lindisfarne, England destroyed by pagan Vikings.
AD 871, Battle at Ashdown Ethelred, the Catholic King of Wessex beats the pagan Danish invasion army.
AD 1081 Henry V King of Germany 1098-1111, Roman Emperor Elect 1111-1117, Roman Emperor 1117-1125, born. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
AD 1107, King Alexander I of Scotland, known as "the fierce", was crowned on this day, after King Edgar died, leaving no legitimate heirs. Alexander I was known as a pious Christian king keen to end pagan customs in his country
AD 1198 Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
AD 1499 Louis XII of France after papal annulment marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany, to keep the duchy for the crown and brings France closer to its natural frontiers.
AD 1558, French troops under le duc de Guise occupy Calais.
AD 1598, Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy .
AD 1746, Troops loyal to Charles Edward, Prince of Wales, occupy Stirling.
AD 1800, Austrians defeat the Revolutionary French in 2nd battle of Novi.
AD 1930, Princess Marie-José of Belgium marries Crown Prince Umberto of Italy.
AD 1959, The traitor and perjuror, Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as President of France's 5th Republic.
AD 1961, The French people vote to grant Algeria its independence in a referendum after seven years of guerilla war, as a result of de Gaulle's latest act of treason against France!