Ante Diem VII Id. Feb. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is the Feast of St Romuald, Ab. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
It is also the Heavenly Birthday of His Holiness, Bl Pius IX. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia and a link to all of his brilliant Encyclicals.
From the East:
From Ted Hewitt's Group:
On this day:
AD 457, Imperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Leo Augustus proclaimed Roman Emperor in the East.
AD 590, His Holiness, Pelagius II dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1301, Edward of Caernarvon, later His Majesty, Edward II, King of England and Lord of Ireland, becomes 1st Prince of Wales.
AD 1478, St Thomas More, Kt, Martyr & Lord Chancellor of England, born.
AD 1522, By the Treaty of Brussels, Haus Habsburg split Domain into Spanish & Austrian Branches.
AD 1550, Giovanni Maria del Monte elected His Holiness, Pope Julius III.
AD 1569, His Majesty, Felipe II, King of the Spains, institutes the Holy Office of the Inquistion in South America.
AD 1613, Mikhail Romanov (16) becomes Tsar and Autocrat of All the Russias.
AD 1639, L'Académie Française begins the Dictionary of the French Language.
AD 1668, The heretics of the Netherlands, England and Sweden conclude an alliance directed against His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XIV King of France and Navarre.
AD 1689, The Prince and Princess of Orange usurp the Throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.
AD 1920, Admiral Alexandr Kolchak, Russian counter-revolutionary, executed. (R+I+P)
AD 1958, Baron Rudolf of Freyberg-Eisenberg (husband of The Princess Benedikta of the Legitimate House of England, Scotland and Ireland) born.