1182 – He was born this year to Pietro di Bernardone, a prominent businessperson, and his wife Pica Bourlemont, about who little is known except that she was originally from France. 1201 – He joined a military expedition against Perugia. He was taken prisoner at Collestrada, where he spent a year as a captive. ..
Roman martyr, saint, and soldier under Diocletian and Maximian. Patron saint of firefighters, Poland and Austria (Linz). &nb..
1570 AD – He was also known as Guido Fawkes born on the 13th day of April this year in Stonegate, York, England where he was baptised in the church of St. Michael le Belfrey on the 16th of April of the same year. He attended St Peter’s School, York. 1586 AD – Fawkes ..
236 – He was chosen despite being a layman and a stranger, Saint Fabian, martyr, became pope. 250 – After years of peace, Emperor Trajan Decius issued an edit ordering that all Christians are to deny Christ. Proof was required by having the renounced Christians offer incense to pagan alters. Although no historical details ..
361 – His date of birth was unknown, this year he became bishop of the ancient Syrian city of Samosata. Eusebius had been entrusted with the official record of the election (360) of Bishop St. Meletius of Antioch, who was supported by the Arian bishops, who were under the mistaken notion that he would prove ..
1836 – Born in Cassel, Germany. One of the Haymarket martyrs. 1873 – Engel emigrated to America from Germany. 1878 – He became radicalized after moving to Chicago, first joining the Socialist Labor Party and then the anarchist International Working People’s Association (IWPA). – Engel’s only involvement with the Haymarket "Conspiracy" was his ..
303 – Saint Erasmus of Formiae is a Christian saint and martyr who died, also known as Saint Elmo. He is venerated as the patron saint of sailors. Erasmus or Elmo is also one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, saintly figures of Christian legend who were venerated especially in Central Europe as int..
1004 – He was born this year in Islip, Oxfordshire, England. He is the son of Ethelred the Unready, was the penultimate Anglo-Saxon King of England and the last of the House of Wessex, ruling from 1042 until his death. 1013 – He and his brother Alfred were taken to Normandy by their mother ..
His exact date of birth was unknown, though it was assumed that he was born in Greater Greece (Southern Italy). 259 AD – His papacy began on the 22nd day of July this year after the martyrdom of Sixtus II in 258. He served his papacy until the time of his death. The Holy ..
462 AD – Dewi believed to be born in Caerfai, on the coast just south of Mynyw (now St. Davids). – He greatly attracted to the Welsh Church and, when he became a man, he was soon ordained a priest. He travelled to the island of Wincdi-Lantquendi (possibly Whitland) in order to study under ..