DAILY CATHOLIC for March 26, 1998
TODAY IN CHURCH HISTORY
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Historical Events in Church Annals for March 26:

  • 809 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Ludger, Bishop and Confessor

  • 1027 A.D.
  • Roman-born Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II, king of Germany, as Holy Roman Emperor

  • 1144 A.D.
  • Death of Saint William of Norwich, captured by Jewish zealots and martyred by crucifixion at the age of twelve in England.

  • 1150 A.D.
  • Count Tichborne, whom many patterned Robin Hood after, makes a promise to God before his death, heeding the advice of an abbot who asked him to help the people who were hungry. Thus he left in his will a tradition begun this day of giving a gallon of flour to every resident of Hampshire, England.

  • 1199 A.D.
  • A crossbow wounds Richard I - the Lionheart at the Battle of Chalus, and he is forced to retreat and live to fight another day.

  • 1388 A.D.
  • Groundbreaking and construction begin on Saint Mary's College in Oxford, England with the Dominicans overseeing the project.

  • March 26, 1998       volume 9, no. 61
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