Saturday, March 5, 2011
March 8,1126 Alfonso VII was proclaimed king of Castile and León, after the death of his mother Urraca. 1144 Pope Celestine III died.Celestine studied under Abelard but was unable to accomplish very much in his six-month pontificate.1495: Saint John of God was born. A shepherd and a soldier, John was so moved by the sermons of John of Avila that he decided to devote himself to the care of the poor and the sick. He was named by Pope Leo XIII as patron of hospitals and the dying. 1702 Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.