by L. Fitzclarence & Anura Guruge
1/ 892: Formosus (#112), best known as the unfortunate subject of the Cadaver Synod, re-crowns Guy III of Spoleto as the Holy Roman Emperor with his son Lambert as co-emperor.
2/ 1728: Benedict XIII’s (#246) eight cardinal creating consistory at which he created two cardinals for a cumulative 23 in his first four years.
3/ 1841: Gregory XVI (#255) publishes encyclical Quas Vestro on mixed marriages.
4/ 1902: Leo XIII (#257) publishes encyclical Quod Votis on the proposed Catholic university.
5/ 1921: Benedict XV (#259) publishes encyclical In Praeclara Summorum in praise of Dante (Durante degli Alighieri, c.1265 – 1321) who wrote the Divine Comedy.
6/ 1930: Pius XI (#260) publishes encyclical Ad Salutem honoring St. Augustine of Hippo, Doctor of the Church.
7/ 1965: Paul VI (#263) publishes encyclical Mense Maio, on the eve of May, paying homage to the Virgin Mary, the month of May by tradition dedicated to her, as the Mother of God.
8/ 1969: Pius V’s (#226) feast day from the original May 5 (established in 1713) to this day, the day prior to the anniversary of his May 1 death, in 1572
8/ above kindly supplied by Mark T. a papal history expert.