Ante Diem VII Kal. Feb. AM 7514/AUC 2758
Today is the Feast of St Polycarp, B&M. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
From the East:
(When I screw up, I screw up! St Xenophon, posted yesterday, is commemorated today, Gregory the Theologian should have been commemorated yesterday.
From Ted Hewitt's Group:
On this day:
AD 1340, English king Edward III proclaimed king of France. An attempt to violate the Salic Law, this attempted usurpation led to the Hundred Years War.
AD 1699, Venice, Poland & Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey. Amistake, there can be no peace with the infidel swine!
AD 1763, Charles Bernadotte, French marshall, HM Charles XVI, King of Sweden & Norway (1818-44), born. He apostasised from the True Faith to accept the Throne.
AD 1885 Charles George «Chinese» Gordon, British Governor-General, slaughtered by infidel Muslim swine, at Khartoum, Sudan. (R+I+P)