On This Day

303 AD in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 Roman Emperor Diocletian begins his policy of persecuting Christians, razing the church at Nicomedia

Roman Emperor Diocletian
Roman Emperor
Diocletian
  • Feb 24 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian
  • Mar 4 Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.
  • Sep 25 On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.

Deaths in History

  • Apr 23 Saint George, Greek officer in the Roman army, beheaded. Patron saint of many lands including England