SATURDAY
April 28, 2001
volume 12, no. 118

Events throughout Church History that occurred on April 28th


  • 1180 A.D.
  • Queen Isabella of Hainaut weds the King of France Philip II who would organize the 3rd Crusade with Richard the Lion-Heart.

  • 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.

  • 1962 A.D.
  • Death of Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla, a thirty-nine year old Italian mother and physician who gave her life for her baby - a martyr of a mother's love. She was beatified in 1995 by Pope John Paul II as is considered the patron of the unborn. For more, see The Life and Loves of Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla
  • 2000 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II canonizes fellow Pole Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska - the "Apostle of Mercy" making her the first saint of the Third Millennium. It was to this Polish nun Jesus appeared in the 1930's to impart the importance of Divine Mercy and its devotion which has since spread worldwide.


April 28, 2001
volume 12, no. 118
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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