30 January 2024

Quote of the day

The entire creation was at peace with man, so long as man was at peace with his Creator. So that well might the morning stars sing together, and all the sons of God shout for joy

– John Wesley

This day in history

  • 9 BC, Altar of Peace consecrated at Campus Martius.
  • 1018 AD, Hostilities betwwn Poland and the Holy Roman Empire end with the Peace of Bautzen.
  • 1287 AD, King Wareru establishes kingdom and declares independence from Pagan Empire.
  • 1648 AD, Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück ends 80 years war and establishes peace between Spain and the Netherlands.
  • 1649 AD, England’s Charles I is executed in Whitehall.
  • 1661 AD, Oliver Cromwel is ritually executed in England after having already died more than two years earlier.
  • 1667 AD, Peace between Poland and Russia established with the Truce of Andrusovo.
  • 1703 AD, Forty-seven ronin avenge their master. Some sources date the event to January 31st instead.
  • 1902 AD, Anglo-Japanese alliance signed.
  • 1948 AD, Mahatma Ghandi martyred.
  • 1959 AD, Jebel Akhdar War ends in Oman.
  • 1968 AD, Viet Cong and NVA forces launch the Tet Offensive.
  • 1972 AD, Bloody Sunday Massacre as British occupation troops fire at unarmed protesters in Derry leading to 14 deaths and more than 15 woundings.

Editor’s Note: This seems like a popular day to give peace a chance

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