[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History June 24

Steve Rourke srourke at prodigy.net
Mon Jun 24 00:14:56 PDT 2002

1542: St. John of the Cross

1065: Death of Ferdinand I "the Great," King of Castile
1497: Execution of Thomas Flamank
1519: Death of Lucrezia Borgia
1533: Death of the former Queen of France, Mary

Other Events:
451 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
473: Julius Nepos become Emperor of the West
541: Attila the Hun raises the siege of Orleans, France
1148: The leaders of the 2nd Crusade decide to attack Damascus
1209: The Crusade against the Albegensians sets forth from Lyons
1314 Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England
1322 Jews are expelled from France
1358: Effective end of the Jacquerie
1371: John of Gaunt, England, unhorses the Sieur de Pussances, France, in a
Tourney held at Bordeaux, ending his term as Governor of Aquitane
1441 Eton College founded by Henry VI
1497 John Cabot claims eastern Canada for England
1509 Henry VIII crowned King of England
1520: End of the "Field of the Cloth of Gold"
1527: Paracelcus burns the books of Galen and Avicenna
1535 Anabaptists Protestants conquerered & disbanded
1537: Ordination of St. Francis Xavier
1540: King Henry VIII divorces Anne of Cleves
1559: All Catholic services are forbidden in England
1571: Miguel L¢pez de Legazpi establishes Manila
1596: John Stewart, Master of Orkney, charged with consulting one Anne
Balfour, a witch

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