Ante Diem IIII Non. Feb. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas Day). Article on the Feast from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
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AD 506, King Alaric II of the Visigoths promulgates Lex Romana Visigothorum.
AD 962, His Holiness, Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I, the Great, Roman Emperor.
AD 1032, Conrad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Burgundy.
AD 1119, Guido di Borgogna elected His Holiness, Pope Callistus II.
AD 1141, Battle at Lincoln. His Majesty, Stephen, King of England, captured.
AD 1435, Johanna II, the Lawless, Queen of Naples (1414-35), dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1461, Second battle of St Alban's. Lancastrians defeat Yorkists.
AD 1626, His Majesty, Charles I is crowned King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
AD 1649, His Holiness, Benedict XIII [Pierfrancesco Orsini], 245th pope (1724-30), born.
AD 1650, Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn protestant mistress of His Majesty, Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, born.
AD 1660 Jean, le duc d'Orléans, brother of His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XIII, King of France and Navarre, dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1685, His Majesty, Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85), dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1754, Charles-Maurice le duc de Talleyrand-Périgord, French Bishop (apostatised!), Premier (1815), born. He was so without morals that he served the Revolution, Napoleon and the King!
AD 1769, His Holiness, Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1811, Russian settlers establish Fort Ross trading post, north of San Francisco. Orthodoxy arrives on the West Coast of the US.
AD 1854, His Holiness, Blessed Pope Pius IX issues his Encyclical, 1854 Pope Pius IX encyclical, Neminem Vestrum, «On the persecution of Armenians».
AD 1919, Monarchists riot against Freemasonic Republic in Portugal.
AD 1925 Belgian Episcopate rejects liberalism, communism & socialism. Oh, for the good old days!
AD 1933, Two days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves the Reichstag.
AD 1933, Göring bans communist meetings and demonstrations in Germany.
AD 1934, Dutch Episcopate warns against Fascism and Nazism. Oh, for the good old days!
AD 1974, His Holiness, Pope Paul VI issues his Encyclical, Marialis Cultus, «The Right Ordering and Developing Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary».