Thursday, January 31, 2013

History Trivia

January 31

 On this day in the early 9th century, several men supposedly stole the body of St. Mark from Alexandria and transferred it to Venice. 

36 BC Antonia Minor, daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia Minor was born.

314 Silvester I began his reign as Pope of the Catholic Church, succeeding Pope Miltiades. During his pontificate, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, St. Peter's Basilica, and several cemeterial churches over the graves of martyrs were founded.

1606 Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes was executed for his plotting against Parliament and James I of England. Guy Fawkes and fellow surviving Gunpowder Plotters were hanged, drawn and quartered at Westminster.


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