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1220 A.D. The cornerstone is laid for the Cathedral of Salisbury in England.
1282 A.D. The papal troops of Pope Martin IV are defeated as the Sicilian garrisons reach Romagna.
1462 A.D. A papal bull which guaranteed protection of the old Roman ruins is issued by Pope Pius II, 210th successor of Peter.
1442 A.D. Birth of Edward IV to the Tutor King Henry VI and his wife Margaret of Anjou. Edward would go on to rule as King of England from 1461 until his death in 1483.
1521 A.D. The Spanish Conqueror Hernando Cortez captures the Aztec city of Tenochtitian.
1109 A.D. Death of Saint Hugh from Cluny, an abbot and close friend of fellow monk Hildebrand who became the great Pope Saint Gregory VII. Along with the latter, Hugh was a great reformer of the Church and, during his life, served nine pontiffs faithfully before dying on this date in his beloved Cluny.
1111 A.D. Death of Saint Robert of Molesmes, one of the founding fathers of the Cistercians along with Saint Alberic and Saint Stephen Harding.
1380 A.D. Death of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church. It was through the dauntless efforts of this staunch defender of the faith and traditions that the papacy was returned to Rome after seventy years of exile in Avignon, France. See DAILY LITURGY
1429 A.D. The teen-aged Saint Joan of Arc enters the beseiged city of Orleans, France to lead her country in victory over the English in the 100 year war and preserve the faith of Holy Mother Church in France.
1535 A.D. Like Saint Thomas More, the Prior Father John Houghton is executed by King Henry VIII for refusing to pledge loyalty to the king, remaining ever faithful to the Roman Catholic Church.
1624 A.D. The controversial Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu is appointed chief minister of the Royal Council of France. He would alienate many Catholic countries with his liberalism toward Protestants, often being called the "Cardinal of the Hugenots."
1965 A.D. Pope Paul VI releases his second encyclical Mense maio on the emphasis of prayers for peace during the month of May.
1990 A.D. Pope John Paul II, in confirming a decree of April 9th, beatifies Juan Diego, visionary of Guadalupe whose canonization is imminent.
1250 A.D. Saint Louis IX, King of France, ransoms his crusaders and himself in a deal with the Saracens at Daimetta, allowing the freed troops to go to the Holy Land.
1492 A.D. Christopher Columbus receives his commission for exploration of the New World from Queen Isabella of Spain.
1623 A.D. Birth of Franaois de Montmorency Laval who would go on to become the first Bishop of Canada.
1774 A.D. Pope Clement XIV issues his fourth and final encyclical proclaiming the universal jubilee for 1775 in his Salutis nostra. He would not live to see the Jubilee year, being poisoned in September of 1774.
1841 A.D. The encyclical Quas vestro is published by Pope Gregory XVI on this date. It was aimed at the bishops of Hungary regarding mixed marriages.
1902 A.D. Pope Leo XIII releases his 80th of 84 encyclicals during his long reign, Quod votis addressed to the bishops of Austria on the proposed Catholic University there.
1921 A.D. Nineteen years to the date, Pope Benedict XV issues a similar encyclical In praeclara summorum aimed at professors and students of fine arts in Catholic institutions of learning. It focused on Dante and his works.
1926 A.D. Benedict's successor Pope Pius XI released his eighth encyclical called Rite expiatis which dealt with Saint Francis of Assis.
1229 A.D. The Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen leaves the Holy Land though Pope Gregory IX had wanted him to stay to secure everything. His disobedience prompted the Holy Father to excommunicate the German king.
1308 A.D. Death of King Albert I of Habsburg of Germany, murdered by his disinherited nephew Charles of Valois.
1316 A.D. Coronation of King Edward Bruce coronated as King of Ireland.
1308 A.D. Death of Saint Peregrine Laziosi, a Servite priest and healer of cancer to which he is the patron saint of cancer victims.
1572 A.D. Death of Pope Saint Pius V, 225th successor of Peter and one of the great pontiffs in Church annals. Pius carried out the decrees of the Council of Trent and decreed the use of the Roman Missal. For more see WEEKEND LITURGY
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