Add Your Piece of History… 16th May

16 May
  • On this day in 1966.  Janet Jackson, singer and sister of Michael Jackson celebrates her birthday today.
  • On this day in 1920.  Joan of Arc was canonized a Saint.  Saint Joan of Arc, The Maid of Orleans was recognised Saint of the Roman Catholic Church.  She was excommunicated and burned at the stake by local officials in 1431.  Church officials would later nullify her excommunication, declaring her a martyr unjustly executed.
  • On this day in 1953.  Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist, celebrates his birthday today.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or just general history).

Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII. ...

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2 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 16th May”

  1. Julie (aka Cookie) May 16, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    Oh dear, I should have saved the Joan of Arc quote I used the other day for today!! Love Joan and her heroism or is that heroine ism !!!

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