April 15, 2001
volume 12, no. 105

Events throughout Church History that occurred on April 15th

  • 911 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Sergius III, the 119th successor of Peter. He had been elected on January 29, 904. During his seven year pontificate he had the Basilica of St. John Lateran, which had been destroyed by a fire, rebuilt. He insisted on and defended the rights of the Church against the feudal lords. He was also the first to wear the papal tiara.

  • 1450 A.D.
  • The Battle of Formigny where the French defeat the English in the 100 year war.

  • 1452 A.D.
  • Birth of Master Painter Leonardo da Vinci who would go on to paint some memorable religious scenes, most specifically "The Last Supper."

  • 1532 A.D.
  • The English Clergy is forced to submit to Henry VIII, King of England who bolted from Holy Mother Church.

  • 1912 A.D.
  • At 2:20 a.m. the S.S. Titanic sinks into the depths of the Atlantic after striking an iceberg, taking with it many Irish Catholics who had sailed in steerage for America seeking a better life.

April 15, 2001
volume 12, no. 105
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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