Nonæ Feb. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. Were it not, it would be the Feast of St Agatha, V&M. Her biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
From the East:
From Ted Hewitt's Group:
On this day:
AC 45, Marcus Porcius Cato Uticencis, Cato the Younger, commits suicide rather than live in a world dominated by Julius Cæsar.
AD 816, His Imperial Majesty, Louis, Roman Emperor in the West, grants the Archbishop of Salzburg palatine rights. The beginning of the Electorate.
AD 1428, His Majesty, Alfonso V, King of Sicily, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons.
AD 1576, His Majesty, Henri III, King of Navarre abjures heresy at Tours. He later recanted, before returning to the True Faith 25 July AD 1593, in order to be crowned His Most Christian Majesty, Henri IV, King of France and Navarre.
AD 1649, His Grace, Charles II, proclaimed King of the Scots in Edinburgh Castle, seven days after his father's martyrdom.
AD 1679, His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre and His Imperial Majesty, Leopold I, Roman Emperor, sign the Treaty of Nijmegen, bringing peace between France and the Empire.
AD 1962, The traitor and perjuror de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence, having come to power on the promise that he would never permit it!