Priedie Id. Feb. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is Septuagesima Sunday. Were it not, it would be the Feast of the Seven Holy Founders of the Servítes, Cc. An article on the Order from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
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AD 1049, Bruno, Count of Egesheim & Dagsburg, consecrated His Holiness, Pope Leo IX.
AD 1502, Infidel swine of Granada given choice of conversion to the True Faith of Catholicism or emigration.
AD 1736, The Archduchess, Maria Theresa von Habsburg marries Francis III Stephen, Duke of Lorraine.
AD 1768, His Imperial Majesty, Francis II, last Roman Emperor in the West, born.
AD 1797 Haydn's song «Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser» first performed in Vienna. It became the Imperial anthem.
AD 1809, Charles Darwin, destroyer of Western Civilisation, and Abraham Lincoln, destroyer of the American Republic, born.
AD 1934, French Reds call general strike.
AD 1953, H.R.H. Prince Alexander of Saxony (husband of The Princess Gisela, of the Legitimate House of England, Scotland and Ireland) born.