164 BC Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the
Hasmonean family, restored the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated
each year by the festival of Hanukkah.
235 St. Anterus became Roman Catholic
pope. He was Pope from November 21, 235 to January 3, 236, and succeeded Pope
Pontian, who had been deported from Rome along with the antipope Hippolytus to
Sardinia. Anterus was the son of Romulus, born in Petilia Policastro and is
thought to have been of Greek origin, but the name could indicate that he was a
freed slave. He died on January 3, 236 of undetermined causes.
Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son Prince Edward became King