[Loch-ruadh] Today in History Dec. 24
STEVE K ROURKE
SROURKE at prodigy.net
Sun Dec 23 21:43:42 PST 2001
562 Justinian, Emperor of Byzantium, dedicates Hagia Sophia's new dome.
640 Election of Pope John IV.
820 Assassination of Leo V "the Armenian," Eastern Roman Emperor.
877 Birth of St. Odo.
1144 Edessa captured by Zangi, Atabeg of Mosul (inspires 2nd Crusade).
1167 Birth of John I "Lackland" (England).
1310 Pope Clement V orders the English Templars put to torture.
1473 Death of St. John of Kanti.
1524 Death of Vasco da Gama, in Cochin, India.
1566 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, pardons the murderers of Riccio.
1591 Escape of "Red Hugh" O'Neill from Dublin Castle
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