Ante Diem III Non. Feb. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is the Commemoration of St Blaise. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
It is also the Heavenly Birthday of St Anskar, the Apostle of the North and Patron of Scandinavia, First Bishop of Hamburg. His biography from the The Catholic Encyclopædia.
From the East:
On this day:
AD 474, Leo I, Roman Emperor in the East, 457-74, dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1368, His Majesty, Charles VI, King of France, 1380-1422, born.
AD 1399, His Grace, John of Ghent, Duke of Lancaster, King of Castile & León, dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1547, Ivan IV, Tsar of all the Russias, (17) marries Anastasia Romanova.
AD 1576, His Majesty, Henri, the protestant King of Navarre, the future His Most Christian Majesty, Henri IV, Catholic King of France and Navarre, escapes from Paris.
AD 1653, His Eminence, Jules, Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile.
AD 1913, The XVIth Amendment to the US Constitution, the jacobin, egalitarian federal income tax, ratified. A black day!
AD 1919, Her Majesty, Mary IV and III, Legitimate Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, dies. King Robert I and IV ascends the throne. The Reign of the House of Wittelsbach begins.
AD 1927, Freemasonic uprising against the Government of General Carmona in Portugal.
AD 1959, The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, die. (R+I+P). The Day the Music died.