Monday, July 4, 2011
July 4, 993 Saint Ulrich of Augsburg (leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany) was canonized. He studied at the monastery school of St. Gall and received additional training under Adalbero, Bishop of Augsburg, who made him a chamberlain. He was appointed Bishop of Augsburg by King Henry in 923. 1054 A supernova was observed by the Chinese, Arabs and possibly Amerindians near the star Tauri. For several months it remained bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula. 1120 Jordan II of Capua was anointed prince after his infant nephew's death. 1187 The Crusades: Battle of Hattin – Saladin defeated Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.