Death of Saint Ultan brother of Saints Fursey and Foillan, all Irish monks. Ultan died at Peronne, Ireland at the monastery where he was abbot.
Death of Saint Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria, Eygpt and Doctor of the Church. For more, see DAILY LITURGY
Death of Leonardo da Vinci, master painter extraordinaire known most for his famous "Last Supper" painting.
The Catholic Queen of Scots Mary Stuart escapes from Loch Leven.
Pope John Paul II elevates the mystic Capuchin stigmatist Padre Pio to the rank of Blessed during a moving beatification ceremony before an overflowing crowd in St. Peter's Square.