On This Day in History for February 22

Events in History

  • 303 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian at Nicomedia, ordering all churches to be closed and scriptures burnt
  • 896 Pope Formosus crowned Arnulf King of Carinthia and Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1071 Battle of Cassel; Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I
  • 1281 Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV
  • 1288 Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV
  • 1300 Pope Boniface VIII issues papal bull (decree) instating a Jubilee Year, granting forgiveness of sins and debts for those who fulfill various conditions
  • 1349 Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1415 English King Henry V lays the foundation stone for Syon Abbey for nuns of the Bridgettine Order. Became one of the wealthiest abbeys in England.
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Weddings in History

  • 1767 US Defector General Benedict Arnold (26) weds the daughter of the sheriff of New Haven Margaret Mansfield
  • 1941 Future CIA Director William J. Casey (27) weds Sophia Kurz
  • 1992 Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)

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