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
1272, following Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son
Prince Edward became King of England.