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5 B.C – He was born this year in Judea, he is a key figure in the Biblical stories of Jesus Christ. According to the Gospels, John’s role was to announce the coming of Jesus: in John 1:23.   33 A.D – He was executed (beheading) by the ruler Herod this year. In the Catholic ..

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Judean Jewish martyr, prophet, and religious leader.   Baptized by John the Baptist.   Began large-scale ministry and gathered twelve apostles, establishing basis for Christian church.   As charismatic leader, aroused fear among Roman secular authorities and Jewish priesthood.   Upon betrayal by Judas Iscariot at Gethsemane, seized by Roman soldiers and brought before Sanhedrin ..

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1412 – Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne d’Arc, born on the 6th of January, was a national heroine of France and is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. French saint and national heroine, called the Maid of Orléans; daughter of a farmer of Domrémy on the border of Champagne and Lorraine. 1425 ..

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1607 – Saint Isaac Jogues, born on the 10th of January in Orléans, France. He was a Jesuit missionary who travelled and worked among the Native Americans in North America. 1624 – Entered the Society of Jesus. 1642 – He was sent to New France as a missionary to the Huron and Algonquin allies of ..

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1879 – He was born on the 7th day of October this year in Gävle, a town in the province of Gästrikland, Sweden.   1902 – He immigrated to the United States, where he became a migrant laborer, moving from New York City to Cleveland, Ohio, and eventually to the West Coast.   1906 – ..

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1374 – Saint Jadwiga or Queen Jadwiga born on the 18th of February. She was a Polish monarch who reigned and is venerated by the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Hedwig (Jadwiga) the Queen. She is the Patron Saint of queens, and of United Europe. 1384 – 1399  – Reigned as Polish Queen. 1386 – ..

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1755 – He was born on the 6th day of June this year in Coventry, Connecticut.   1769 – At fourteen years old, he was sent with his brother Enoch to Yale University. The Hale brothers belonged to the Yale literary fraternity, Linonia, which debated topics in astronomy, mathematics, literature, and the ethics of slavery. ..

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275 – Born in Lydda, Palestine. Patron of chivalry, and guardian saint of England and Portugal.   287 – When he was seventeen, he too became a soldier like his father, and the shining sword, which he then buckled on, was kept all his life as stainless as his honor. He never drew it in ..

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1570 AD – He was also known as Guido Fawkes born on the 13th day of April this year in Stonegate, York, England where he was baptised in the church of St. Michael le Belfrey on the 16th of April of the same year. He attended St Peter’s School, York.   1586 AD – Fawkes ..

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