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269 AD – Valentinus, Saint Valentine, a Roman martyr Priest was sentenced to death by cutting the head ordered by Emperor Claudius. Before his head was cut off, he restored the sight of his jailers daughter whom he fell in love with as well.   496 AD – The feast of Sanit Valentine was first ..

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1581 – James Ussher, born on the 4th of January in Dublin, Ireland. He was Anglican Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. 1591 – He was a gifted linguist, entering Dublin Free School. 1600 – He proved a diligent student, devoting much attention to controversial theology, graduated as M.A. and became a fellow ..

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1903 – Born on April 19th in Rixdorf. East German wife of Walter Ulbricht. 1919-1921 – She became a member of the Free Socialist Youth movement and the Communist Party (KPD). 1934 – Emigrated with, Erich Wendt, her first husband to Moscow. 1941 – Joined the central committee of the Communist Party. 1953 – Married ..

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1310 – Born in Languedoc, France. Urban V was a man of austere life and great piety. As a patron of learning, he founded new universities at Orange, Kraków, and Vienna. 1353 – He became abbot of Saint-Germain, Auxerre. 1361 – Became abbot of Saint-Victor, Marseille. 1362 – He was elected successor to Innocent VI ..

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1931 – Born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal on the 7th of October. 1951-1953 – Tutu studied at the Pretoria Bantu Normal College and went on to teach at Johannesburg Bantu High School. 1955 – He has been married to Leah Nomalizo. 1960 – He continued his studies, this time in theology and was ordained as an ..

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Tibetan Buddhist religious leader   enthroned at Lhasa as 14th leader of Dge-lugs-pa Buddhist order 1940   assumed titular sovereignty over Tibet with termination of regency 1950   delegate to China's National People's Congress 1954-1959   fled to India 1959 upon China's suppression of Tibetan national uprising   foremost advocate of peaceful opposition to China's ..

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1901 – Born on April 7th. French clergyman, pacifist, and anti-Nazi activist.          – André Trocmé is famous for his role in saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, as pastor of the French village of Le Chambon. 1938 – Co-founder of the Collège Lycée International Cévenol in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France. 1940 – Someone ..

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1630 – Born in October. 1647 – He entered as a pensioner of Clare Hall, Cambridge. 1650-1651 – Graduated and was made fellow of his college. 1656 – He became tutor to the son of Edmond Prideaux, attorney-general to Oliver Cromwell. 1661 – He was ordained without subscription by Thomas Sydserf, a Scottish bishop. 1662 ..

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