Ante Diem V Id. Feb. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is the Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria, BCD, with a Commemoration of St Apollónia, VM. Their biographies from The Catholic Encyclopædia: St Cyril, St Apollónia.
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On this day:
AD 1404, His Imperial Majesty, Constantine XI Dragases Paleologus (Gr. Κωνσταντίνος ΧΙ Δραγάσης Παλαιολόγος - Konstantinos XI Dragases Palaiologos), Roman Emperor in the East,born. He died on the walls of New Rome, killed by the Turkish jihadists on 29 May 1453. Muslims out of Europe! Restore Hagia Sophia to the Church!
AD 1567, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Consort of Her Majesty, Mary I & II, Queen of Enland, Scotland and Ireland, murdered. (R+I+P)
AD 1621, Alessandro Ludovisi is elected His Holiness, Pope Gregory XV.
AD 1807, Grand Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon to help further the Revolution.
AD 1936, Jacques Bainville French Royalist (Orleaniste),historian, essayist, journalist, dies at 57. (R+I+P) His funeral cortege was interrupted by the limousine of Léon Blum, The Red premier, justly precipitating a riot!
AD 1957, Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya, Duke of Szeged and Otranto (Hungarian: Vitéz Nagybányai Horthy Miklós), self-styled, «His Serene Highness the Regent of Hungary" (Ő Főméltósága a Magyar Királyság Kormányzója)», heretic and oath-breaker, dies. Pray for his soul.
AD 1994 The terrorist, Nelson Mandela, becomes President of South Africa, and the Revolution consolidates its triumph! I had written to F.W. de Klerk, the former President, asking how he could hope to stop the Communist takeover under Mandela when he headed a protestant republican (=Revolutionary) State? I received no answer!