Sant’Anatalone

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

12 September1846: Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.

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.

10 September 1898 – Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.

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.

5 September 1981 : In Italy rape cannot be cancelled by marriage any longer

        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