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361 – His date of birth was unknown, this year he became bishop of the ancient Syrian city of Samosata. Eusebius had been entrusted with the official record of the election (360) of Bishop St. Meletius of Antioch, who was supported by the Arian bishops, who were under the mistaken notion that he would prove ..

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1836 – Born in Cassel, Germany. One of the Haymarket martyrs. 1873 – Engel emigrated to America from Germany. 1878 – He became radicalized after moving to Chicago, first joining the Socialist Labor Party and then the anarchist International Working People’s Association (IWPA).          – Engel’s only involvement with the Haymarket "Conspiracy" was his ..

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827 – Saint Cyril born in Thessaloniki to a Greek drungarios (a military officer) named Leon and Maria, possibly a Slav from the hinterlands of Thessaloniki. He was a Greek monk, scholar, theologian, and linguist. He is best known today for his work in Christianising the Slavs and, with his brother Saint Methodius, is credited ..

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Crispin were once the Catholic patron saints of cobblers, tanners, and leather workers. Born to a noble Roman family in the 3rd century AD, Saints Crispin and Crispinian, twin brothers, fled persecution for their faith, winding up in Soissons, where they preached Christianity to the Gauls and made shoes by night.   286 – Their ..

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287 – She was born in Alexandria, Egypt.          – St. Catherine’s life is mostly composed of legends which have many different variations.          – She is said to have received a "most splendid education." She declared to her parents that she would only enter into marriage with someone who surpassed her in ..

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1303 – Saint Birgitta born in Sweden, also known as St. Bridgid of Sweden and Birgitta of Vadstena. She was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettine Order. 1316 – Married to Ulfo Gudmarson of the family of Ulvåsa, lord of Närke, to whom she bore eight children, one of whom was afterwards ..

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680? – Saint Boniface was born at Crediton, Devon. He was a missionary who propagated Christianity in the Frankish Empire during the 8th century.   Received his theological training in the Benedictine monasteries of Adescancastre.   702 – At the age of 30 he became a priest. He wrote the first Latin grammar produced in ..

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1670 – Born on the 16th of October at Rajouri in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir. 1708 – Guru Gobind Singh, who had come to the Deccan along with the Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah, happened to go to Madho Das’ hut while hunting. Madho Das was away. 1709 – At Sonepat, fifty kilometres ..

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