On This Day

270 AD in History

Birthdays in History


Person of interestSaint Nicholas

Mar 15 Saint Nicholas [Nikolaos of Myra], Greek Bishop who became the model for Santa Claus, born in Patara, Asia Minor (d. 343) traditional date of birth

Christian Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra Saint Nicholas
Christian Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra
Saint Nicholas
  • Nov 20 Maximinus II, Emperor of the Roman Empire (308-313), born in Felix Romuliana (Gamzigrad, Serbia) (d. 313)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 14 St. Valentine dies giving birth to Valentine's Day (some sources say 269, others 273)