Ante Diem XI Kal. Feb. AM 7514/AUC 2758
The Last Quarter of the Moon occurs at 15h14 GMT.
Today is the Third Sunday after the Epiphany. If it were not, it would be the Feast of Ss Vincent & Anastasius, Mm. Their biographies from The Catholic Encyclopædia: St Vincent, St Anastasius
From the East:
On this day:
AD 1371, Robert II Stuart crowned King of Scotland.
AD 1440, Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Russia, born.
AD 1588, His Holiness, Pope Sixtus V promulgates the decree Immense aeterni reforming the curia.
AD 1689, England's «Bloodless Revolution» reaches its climax when parliament invites William, the Usurper, and Mary, the faithless daughter of His Majesty, King James II & VII, to become joint sovereigns. Thus was the ancient, legitimate Monarchy of England abolished, by protestant hatred of the True Church and the new, rising power of the international financiers.
AD 1922, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XV, reigned 1914-22, dies at 67. (R+I+P)
AD 1960, The traitor, De Gaulle unfortunately escapes execution by the OAS.