St. Anathalon was the first recorded Bishop of Milan, Italy, who lived between the end of the 2nd century and the beginning of the 3rd-century. He is honoured as a Saint in the Catholic Church and his feast day is on September 25 in Milan. Yet, according to another tradition, he was the first bishop… Read More 24/25 September: Saint Anathalon
Sulla piazza antistante la Chiesa prepositurale del mio paese, Carate Brianza, si erge la statua di Sant’Anatalone che regge una croce di ferro. È parte integrante del paesaggio urbano, e, quando all’inizio del secolo scorso si pensò di rimuoverla per far posto ad una torretta in cui alloggiare una cabina elettrica ed una pompa per… Read More Sant’Anatalone
Edgar Allan Poe first met Virginia Clemm in 1829, shortly after his mother’s death, when she was 7 years old, and he was 20. Their parents, his natural father and her mother were siblings, and Edgar, who had moved into their house, probably transferred the feelings for his mother to his Aunt Maria, and later… Read More 22 September 1835 – E. A. Poe marries his 13-year-old cousin
Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, painter, poet, and novelist, whose work dealt with religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and relationships. He was born into a middle-class Jewish family who told him, when he was a child, that he was “a descendant of Aaron, the high… Read More 21 September 1934: Leonard Cohen
On 18 September 1917, 23-year-old Aldous Huxley, future author of “Brave New World “ was hired as a schoolmaster at Eton. Huxley was born into a prominent family. His grandfather was a famous zoologist and his father was a writer and a respected schoolmaster. Aldous hoped to become a scientist like his… Read More Huxley & Orwell
According to Harvard University data, September 16 seems to be the most common birthday The hypothesis is that dropping temperatures in autumn draw people indoors and into their bedrooms. Therefore, nine months later, a late-summer baby arrives on the scene! Another analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) states the most… Read More 16 September: Happy Birthday
Elizabeth Barrett met writer Robert Browning because her successful poems had attracted his admiration. They got to know each other on 20 May 1845: it was the beginning of one of the most famous courtships in literature. It was carried out in secret, because her father disliked Browning, whom he viewed as an unreliable fortune… Read More 12 September1846: Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, by marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I. In September 1898, Elisabeth (also known as “Sisi”) travelled incognito to Geneva and took accommodation at Hotel Beau-Rivage, on the lake, where she had already stayed the previous year.… Read More 10 September 1898 – Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
On 7 September 1911, French poet Guillaume Apollinaire was arrested and jailed on suspicion of stealing Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum in Paris. The 31-year-old poet had a mysterious background and was known for his radical views and support for extreme avant-garde art movements. This led authorities to regard him as… Read More 7 September 1911: Mona Lisa and Apollinaire
The article of law whereby a rapist could extinguish his crime by marrying his victim – “rehabilitating marriage” (“matrimonio riparatore” in Italian) – was abolished in Italy only on 5 September 1981 Before that date, under Article 544 of the Italian Penal Code, sexual violence was considered an offence against morals… Read More 5 September 1981 : In Italy rape cannot be cancelled by marriage any longer