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Today in Medieval History

Poster: Mark Mettler <mettler@bulloch.net>

Good Gryffri it's morning!  Tuesday  June 8, 1999

Happy Birthday to...
   In 0570 Muhammed, Prophet of Islam - Religion of Islam (submission)
founded in Mecca
   In 1625 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, astronomer

On this day...
   In 0410 Death of St. Melania the Elder
   In 0632 Death of Muhammad
   In 0793 Norsemen Vikings plunder St Cuthbert convent Lindisfarne
   In 979 Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France
   In 1042 Death of Hardicanute
   In 1154 Death of St. William of York
   In 1287 Revolt of Rhys ap Meredudd
   In 1333 Edward III orders seizure of the Isle of Man
   In 1374 Chaucer given the office of Controller of Customs
   In 1492 Death of Elizabeth, wife of King Edward IV of England
   In 1495 First written record of Scotch Whiskey
   In 1504 Michaelangelo's "David" set in place in the Palazzo of
           Florence, Italy
   In 1551 Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma
   In 1632 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sittard

Gryffri de Newmarch
Chronicler of Forth Castle - http://www2.gasou.edu/SCA/chronicler
of the Southern Creative Anachronists - http://www2.gasou.edu/SCA
Keeper of the Book - http://www2.gasou.edu/SCA/newmarchbook

"il est bon de frotter et limer notre cervelle contre celle d'autrui."
It is good to rub and polish our mind against those of others.

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