- 222 – Pope Callixtus I is killed by a mob in Rome’s Trastevere after a 5-year reign in which he had stabilized the Saturday fast three times per year, with no food,oil, or wine to be consumed on those days. Callixtus is succeeded by cardinal Urban I.
- 1066 – Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings – In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat theEnglish army and kill King Harold II of England.
- 1322 – Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence.
This day in his honor. Pope Saint Callixtus I or Callistus I was pope from about 217 to about 222, during the reigns of the Roman Emperors Elagabalus and Alexander Severus. He was martyred for his Christian faith and is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
The weather on this day can be the norm for the winter.
In Sechelt BC’s case, that can be a long, wet winter.