May 13, 2022

May 14: On this day… From the first small pox jab to a patent for condensed milk…

964 Said to have been the “most wicked of popes”, John XII, 29, dies. His pontificate was infamous for depravity and worldliness and his lifestyle was more suited to the secular prince that he was. He was depicted as a coarse, immoral man in the writings which remain about his papacy, whose life was such that the Lateran Palace was spoken of as a brothel.

1607 Colonists establish Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America…

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