St Serenus, a gardener, martyr, 307. St Boisil, prior of Melrose, 664. St Milburge, virgin, abbess in Shropshire, 7th century. Dositheus, monk of Palestine. Peter Damian, cardinal, 1072.
Born. – George Frederick Handel, musical composer, 1685, Halle; Prince Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal York, 1725.
Died. – Pope Eugenius IV., 1447; Stanislaus I. (of Poland), 1766; Joanna Baillie, poet and dramatist, 1851, Hampstead.
On this Day in Other Sources.
The 23rd of February, this year [1483,] the King calls a parliament of his estates, to be [held] at Edinburgh; wherein diverse acts passed about bullion, goldsmiths work, and the [melting] down of the new [coins.]
– Historical Works, pp.189-214.
In the month of February thereafter, Hercules Stewart was hanged, with one John Syme, for entertaining his own brother, [Francis Stewart] the [forfeited] Earl of Bothwell: and on the 23rd day of this same month [1595,] the said Earl was solemnly excommunicated.
– Historical Works, pp.340-416.
From Martinmas of the preceding year to the end of January in the present, there was a hard continuous frost, which, after a slight thaw, was resumed, and lasted till the 23d of February [1624.] During this time, ‘eleven carts, with twenty-one puncheons of wine, came over upon the ice from Dundee here.’ – Chron. Perth.
– Domestic Annals, pp.177-227.