Thursday, April 26, 2012
April 26, 121 Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor 161-180) was born. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. 757 Paolo Orsini replaced his brother Pope Stephen II, as Paul I. 1220 German king Frederick II granted bishops sovereign rights. 1467 The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appeared in Genazzano, Italy. 1478 Pazzi conspirators attacked Lorenzo and killed Giuliano de'Medici. 1514 Copernicus made his first observations of Saturn. 1564 William Shakespeare was baptized.