[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History June 9

Sun Jun 9 14:39:43 PDT 2002

0040: Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor

68 Nero Roman Emperor commits suicide
0597 Death of St. Columba (born 521), pioneer missionary to Scotland. From
the Isle of Iona, Columba evangelized the mainland of Scotland and
1290: Death of Beatrice, Dante's inspiration
1502: Assassination of Astorre Manfredi of Faenza, and his brother
1525: Death of Florian Geyer, Bundschuh leader
1591: Euphame MacCalyan, daughter of Lord Cliftonhall, tried and found
guilty of witchcraft

Other Events:
1064: Coimbra is taken by Ferdinand, King of Castile
1156: Marriage of Friedrich "Barbarossa" King of Germany, to Beatrix of
1198: Otto IV chosen King of Germany
1247: Carpini, Papal Legate returning from the Mongols, reaches Kiev, Russia
1456 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1480: Turks attack Malta
1534 Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River
1549 In England, Parliament established a uniformity of religious services
and the first Book of Common Prayer, as Anglicanism became the newly
established national faith.
1588: Duke of Medina Sidonia sails from Lisbon with the Spanish Armada

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