Ante Diem XVIII Kal. Feb. AM 7514/AUC 2758
Today is the Second Sunday after Epiphany. Were it not it would be the Feast of St Paul, 1st Hermit, C. with a Commemoration of St Maurus, Ab. Their biographies from The Catholic Encyclopædia:
From the East:
On this day:
AD 69, Servius Sulpicius Galba VIth Emperor of Rome (68-69), killed by Praetorian guard in the Forum Rome, at 70.
AD 708, His Holiness, Sisinnius consecrated Pope (dies 20 days later).His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
AD 1535, Henry VIII blasphemously declares himself head of English Church.
AD 1562, 3rd sitting of Council of Trent (Nineteenth Œcumenical Council) opens.
AD 1922, Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st premier.
AD 1975, Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence and Angola descends into a Red terror bloodbath.