Ante Diem XV Kal. Feb. AM 7514/AUC 2758
Today is the Commemoration of St Prisca,V & M. Her biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia. (The Feast of St Peter's Chair in Rome, formely kept on this day, has been merged with that of his Chair in Antioch and is kept on 22 February. But 18 January is still used to open Church Unity Octave, also known as the Chair of Unity Octave.)
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On this day:
AD 336, His Holiness, St Mark consecrated Pope. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
AD 532, Nika uprising at New Rome (Constantinople) fails, 30-40,000 die .
AD 1307 German King Albrecht I von Habsburg makes his son Rudolf King of Bohemia.
AD 1367, Pedro I, King of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46. (R+I+P)
AD 1478, Grand Duke Ivan II of Muscovy occupies Novgorod.
AD 1486, King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV , solidifying Tudor power, which would bring musch grief to England.
AD 1871, Second German Empire (das Dritte Reich) proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Otto, Graf von Bismarck.
AD 1901, His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re (On Christian Democracy) condemning the concept.
AD 1919, WWI Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France and leads directly to WWII!
AD 1943 (12 Shevat 5703) Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto begin resisting the Nazis, the first Jews to undertake organised resistance against their oppressors since the Machabbees!
AD 1958, H.Ill.H. The Hereditary Count of Quadt born.