Wednesday, June 29, 2011
June 29, 64 (traditional date and story) Saint Paul (the apostle of Jesus Christ) one of the greatest preachers, writers, and organizers of the early Christian church was executed in the gardens of Nero at the foot of Vatican Hill. 1194 Sverre was crowned King of Norway. 1613 The Globe Theatre in London, England burned to the ground when a theatrical canon was fired during the play All Is True. 1644 Charles I of England defeated a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.