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What happened on March 30 in Venice

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What happened on March 30 in Venice

According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today is saint St. Juan Climaco’s Day.

In 2021 it’s Easter Tuesday.

 

- March 30, 1314: date of an epistle in the vernacular by Dante Alighieri addressed to Guido da Polenta, in which the poet says he had to suspend the reading of his oration in Latin for the election of Doge Giovanni Soranzo, since the Venetian rulers (defined as "destroyers of laws and authors of most unjust corruption") do not understand this language; published in 1547 by Francesco Doni, it is excluded from the canon of Dante's epistles for doubtful authenticity.

 

- March 30, 1806: by decree of the Emperor Napoleon I, the union of Veneto with the Italic Kingdom is proclaimed: Belluno, Conegliano, Treviso, Feltre, Bassano, Padua, Vicenza and Rovigo are called "ducats" and the stepson Eugenio Beauharnais is invested with the title of prince of Venice, ruler of the new political entity.

 

- March 30, 1942: The Royal Police Headquarters of Venice announces that in the month of March, in the popular Castello district, numerous women with many children protest against the insufficient and disordered rationing of food. The women of Cannaregio also joined the protest in the afternoon, all asking for the distribution of maize flour without ration cards. They are dispersed by Public Force.

 

- March 30, 1962: Circolo Canottieri Diadora is re-established at Lido, bearing the ancient Greek name of its city of origin: Zara. Diadora, founded in the distant 1898 in the Dalmatian city, at the time under the Austrungaric Empire, managed nonetheless to enter the Italian championship since 1907, with national, international and Olympic wins. During the Second World War, Zadar was the most bombed Italian city ever, and all activities including sports ceased, after the war Zadar became Yugoslav. It was therefore decided to re-establish Diadora in Venice, the ancient homeland of Zaratini.

 

 

 

Taken from 'Almanacco di Venezia -1600 anni ab Urbe còndita' by Andrea Gersich and Edoardo Rubini

 

Venice, 30th March 2021

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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