Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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 Brightest known super-nova (Crab Nebula) started shining, being visible for 23 days. 1187 The Crusades: Battle of Hattin – Saladin defeated Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem. 1534 Christian III was elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.