Pretty great that Pope Gregory XIII decided against the idea of March 32nd, while calendaring
Credit to Pope Gregory’s Jesuit priests for figuring out the Julian calendar needed updating - before telescopes, and while Christendom was sure the Sun orbited Earth. Fifty years later, Jesuits would prosecute Galileo for saying (and flaunting) that Earth orbits the Sun.
Did you know the phrase "God bless you" is said to stem from concerns about the plague? On Feb. 16, 600, Pope Gregory I decreed that responding to someone's sneeze with "God bless you" would protect them from falling ill. #TodayInHistory