On This Day

432 AD in History

Events in History


Snakes Alive! It's St Patrick's DaySnakes Alive! It's St Patrick's Day

Mar 17 Saint Patrick, aged about 16 is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland (traditional date)
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St Patrick depicted with the snakes that he drove into the sea
St Patrick depicted with the snakes that he drove into the sea
  • Jul 27 St Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • Jul 31 St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Deaths in History

  • Jul 27 Celestine I, Italian Pope (422-32), dies