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31 janvier 2006

Pridie Kalendis Feb. AM 7514/AUC 2758

Today is the Feast of St Giovanni Melchior Bosco, C. The biography of Don Bosco from The Catholic Encyclopædia.

From the East:


  • Cyrus & John the Unmercenaries


  • Holy Women Martyrs Theodote, Theoktiste and Eudoxia


  • The Martyrology:


  • Today's


  • Tomorrow's, for those who recite Prime

  • On this day:

    AD 314, His Holiness, St Silvester I consecrated Pope.

    AD 1504, By treaty of Lyons, His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XII, King of France, cedes Naples to His Most Catholic Majesty,Ferdinand, King of Aragon.

    AD 1560, His Most Catholic Majesty, Philip II, King of the Spains, marries Elisabeth de Valois.

    AD 1561, Menno Simonszoon, heresiarch,dies . Pray for his soul.

    AD 1606, Guy Fawkes, convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot", executed at 35. (R+I+P)

    AD 1623 François-Xavier de Laval Montmorency, consecrated the first bishop of Québec in 1674, born.

    AD 1788, His Majesty, Charles III, Legitmate King of England, Scotland and Ireland died, His Eminent Majesty, King Henry IX & I (Henry, Cardinal York) ascended the throne.

    AD 1797, Franz Peter Schubert, composer of the famous Ave Maria (which, serendipitously, is being played on BBC3 as I type this!), born.

    AD 1865, General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate States Army, during the War of Northern Agression.

    AD 1946, Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, abolishes the Monarchy and becomes a Red dictatorship.

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