TODAY IN HISTORY

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In 556, Ro­man-born Pope Pe­lag­ius I be­came the 60th suc­ces­sor of St. Peter. He built the Church of the Twelve Apos­tles.

In 1189, St. Drogo, also called Druon, a Flem­ish saint who be­came a her­mit in Se­bourg, France, died. Today, he’s known as the pa­tron saint of shep­herds.

In 1825, Thomas Cochrane was ap­pointed the first res­i­dent Gov­er­nor of New­found­land. He served un­til 1827.

In 1862, U.S. Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln signed a bill end­ing slav­ery in the Dis­trict of Columbia.

In 1867, Amer­i­can avi­a­tion pi­o­neer Wil­bur Wright was born.

In 1874, Provencher MP Louis Riel was ex­pelled from the Com­mons as a fugi­tive. The Metis leader was wanted in On­tario for the 1870 ex­e­cu­tion of Orange­man Thomas Scott dur­ing the “Red River Upris­ing.”

In 1879, St. Ber­nadette Soubirous died at age 35 in Nev­ers, France. She was the hum­ble vi­sion­ary at Lour­des to whom Mary, the mother of Je­sus, con­firmed “I am the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion.”

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