Posted: May 27, 2012 by Ty in Spirituality

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May 27

1564: John Calvin, a leader of the Protestant Reformation, died at Geneva at age 54. He spent the last years of his life trying to turn the Swiss city into a theocratic society.

1917: Pope Benedict XV promulgated the Codex iuris canonici. Divided into five books and 2,414 regulations, the CIC was the first revision of canon law in the Roman Catholic church in modern times, and went into effect at Pentecost the following year.

1924: The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, meeting at Springfield, Md., repealed its ban on dancing and theatre attendance.

May 28

1089: Lanfranc, the first Norman Archbishop of Canterbury, died. During his time as archbishop, he rebuilt the cathedral, based on the design of his former abbey in Caen, in northern France.

1533:The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

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