Today In The Past


456 – St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.

823 – Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France

1058 – Bishop John “Minchio,” [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X

1242 – Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights

1566 – 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition

1585 – Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch

1603 – New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London

1609 – Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.

1614 – 2nd parliament of King James I begin session (no enactments)

1621 – Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England

1648 – Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people’s uprising in Naples

1762 – British take Grenada, West Indies, from French

1768 – 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)

1792 – George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

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