Saturday, April 30, 2011

May 1st

305: Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Then they go halfsies on a condo at a golf course on the Isle of Capri.

1707: The Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the world’s biggest chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous.

1987: Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was very a pious Catholic who never bought retail.


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