[Loch-ruadh] Today in History Dec. 25

Mon Dec 24 22:19:01 PST 2001

0004 -BC- Jesus of Nazareth religious leader/philosopher (estimated date)
1583 Orlando Gibbons English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized

0795 Adrian I Italian Pope (772-95), dies
0820 Leo V the Armenian, Byzantine general/Emperor (813-20), murdered
1156 Peter Venerabilis French theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about
1249 Peter Nolascus Spanish monastery founder/St, dies
1513 Johannes Amerbach Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70
1530 Babur emperor of Delhi, dies

Other Events
0001 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus
0337 Earliest possible date that Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th
0352 1st definite date Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th
0390 Roman emperor Theodosius admits debt on mass murder in Thessalonica
0498 French king Clovis baptises himself
0597 England adopts Julian calendar
0604 Battle at Etampes (Stampae): Burgundy beat Neustriers
0795 Adrian I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0800 Pope Leo III crowns Charles the Great (Charlemagne), Roman emperor
0875 Charles, the Bare, crowned emperor of Rome
0967 John XIII crowned Otto II the Red German compassionate emperor
0969 Johannes I Tzimisces, crowned emperor of Byzantium
0979 Rotardus appointed as bishop of the kingdom
0999 Heribertus becomes bishop of Cologne
1000 Monarch István crowned king of Hungary
1046 Pope Clemens VI crowns Henry III Roman Catholic-German emperor
1048 Parliament of Worms: Emperor Henry III names his cousin count Bruno van
Egisheim/Dagsburg as Pope Leo IX
1066 William the Conqueror, crowned king of England
1100 Boudouin I of Boulogne crowned king of Jerusalem
1101 Henry I of Limburg becomes duke of Netherlands-Lutherans
1121 Norbertus van Xanten finds order of the Norbertijnen
1130 Anti-pope Anacletus II crowns Roger II the Norman, king of Sicily
1223 St Francis of Assisi assembles 1st Nativity scene (Greccio, Italy)
1492 Columbus' ship Santa Maria docks at Dominican Republic
1522 Turkish troops occupy Rhodos
1582 Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th

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