Sunday, February 6, 2011
February 24,30 AD, tradition has it that Matthias was elected as the apostle to fill the place of Judas after his suicide. 303, the first Roman edict for persecution of the Christians was published on the order of the Emperor Diocletian. 616 King Aethelbehrt of Kent died. Aethelbehrt was the first Christian king of England and was converted by St. Augustine of Canterbury. 1303 The Scots defeated the English at the Battle of Roslin,the First War for Scottish Independence. 1582 Pope Gregory XIII published his plans for calendar reform - the Gregorian Calendar - in a papal bull.