Wednesday, January 11, 2012
January 11, 802 St. Paulinus of Aquileia died. He was royal master of grammar to Charlemagne at the Palace School and was appointed Patriarch of Aquileia (Italy) in 787 after Charlemagne conquered the duchy. 1569 The first official lottery was held in England, with 10 shilling lots sold at old St Paul's Cathedral. 1558 Westmunster Church in Middelburg (The Netherlands) was destroyed by a heavy storm. 1571 the Austrian nobility were granted freedom of religion. 1693 Mt. Etna erupted in Sicily. The powerful earthquake destroyed parts of Sicily and Malta.