On This Day: Planet Earth
On March 18, 3952 B.C., the world was created, according to the Venerable Bede.
Bede was a Benedictine monk of Jarrow, a biblical scholar, and the first English historian. He lived from 673 to 735 and is best known for His Ecclesiastical History of the English People (H.E.), which he finished four years before his death.
Bede was officially sainted (as St. Bede the Venerable) in 1899 and named Doctor of the Church, but his followers were proclaiming his miracles only 50 years after his death.