Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-14

  • 936 – Coronation of Otto I "the Great", King of Germany in the Aachen Cathedral #
  • Born today in 1282; Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, the eighth and youngest daughter of Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile #
  • Died today in 1106; Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor #
  • 1420 – Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence #
  • Died today in 1485; Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince #
  • Died today in 869; Lothair II, King of Lotharingia #
  • Died today in 1445; Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian poet, composer and diplomat #
  • Thanks for the #FF sorry its so late! @CJBrearley @GabyLafara @CowbridgeCakes @QEleanorAquitai @ChristyEnglish #
  • Day 4 of the family vacation and we are sitting in Green Bay at the Tundra Lodge and Waterpark. Kids are water logged and sleeping… #
  • Tomorrow we invade the kingdom of Michigan and shall conquer it for God and country! #
  • @evansmcallister thanks for the invite. It didn't work out this year. But we come this way every summer, I will make sure we get there in reply to evansmcallister #
  • @gisellevirginia the total drive will be over 3000 miles! It makes for a long trip sometimes, but we try to break it up in reply to gisellevirginia #
  • @commish24 Thanks for the suggestion, I will be in the U.P. this time. But next time I will try it out. in reply to commish24 #
  • @singingscholar There will be many great songs written of our exploits…I am sure of it! in reply to singingscholar #
  • 1173 – Construction of the campanile of the cathedral of Pisa begins; it will take two centuries to complete #
  • The campanile of Pisa is better known as The Leaning Tower of Pisa #
  • 1483 – Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with the celebration of Mass #
  • Born today in 1201; Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler #
  • Died today in 1048; Pope Damasus II #
  • Died today in 1173; Najm ad-Din Ayyub, Kurdish soldier and politician, father of Saladin #
  • Died today in 1250; Eric IV, King of Denmark #
  • 955 – Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars #
  • Born today in 1267; James II, King of Aragon #
  • Born today in 1296; John, King of Bohemia #
  • Born today in 1397; Albert II, Holy Roman Emperor #
  • Born today in 1360; Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal and canonist #
  • Died today in 1204; Guttorm, King of Norway #
  • Died today in 1253; Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi #
  • Clare of Assisi founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition #
  • Two years after her death Pope Alexander IV canonized Clare as Saint Clare of Assisi #
  • Pope Urban IV officially changed the name of the Order of Poor Ladies to the Order of Saint Clare in 1263 #
  • Saint Clare of Assisi is the patron saint of Eye disease, laundry, embroiderers, good weather, needleworkers, Santa Clara Pueblo #
  • Pope Pius XII designated St Clare the patron saint of TV; when she was too ill to attend Mass, she reportedly saw it on the wall of her room #
  • Mother Angelica, a Poor Clare nun, founded The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in 1980 #
  • Died today in 1464; Nicholas of Cusa, German a philosopher, theologian, mathematician, and an astronomer #
  • Born today in 1467; Mary of York, English princess, second daughter of Edward IV of England #
  • @rexfactorpod very true! All that fine detail work has got to be taxing on the eyes. in reply to rexfactorpod #
  • @ChristyEnglish @gisellevirginia thanks! I am glad you enjoyed them. My time in civilization is up, back to the woods w/ bad cell service! in reply to ChristyEnglish #
  • Died today in 1494; Hans Memling, Flemish painter #
  • "The Virgin and Child between St James and St Dominic" ~Hans Memling #
  • 1099 – First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid forces led by Al-Afdal Shahanshah #
  • 1323 – Treaty of Nöteborg: Between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia), that regulates the border between the two countries for the first time #
  • 332 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor: Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol #
  • Died today in 875; Louis II "the Younger", Holy Roman Emperor #
  • @ChristyEnglish @gisellevirginia have a great time in the Alps! Take care of the Achilles, it can be a long recovery. in reply to ChristyEnglish #
  • Died today in 1484; Pope Sixtus IV #
  • Born today in 1311; Alfonso XI. King of Castile and Leon #
  • Died today in 1382; Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile, consort of King John I of Castile #
  • The in-laws 50th wedding anniversary is kicking off. I shall now have some ale and feast! #



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