Friday, November 30, 2012

History Trivia

November 30, Saint Andrew, one of the Twelve Disciples of Christ was martyred on an X-shaped cross during the reign of Vespasian.  The day is celebrated as St. Andrew's feast day.

1016 Cnut, king of Denmark, claimed the throne of all England after Edmund 'Ironside', king of England, died.

1406 Gregory XII became Pope. Gregory was the last of the Roman line of popes during the Western Schism.

1630 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague.

1 comment:

  1. St Andrew my patron saint ... thank you for that ... St Andrew's flag a visual tribute to a martyr ... great post n x