DAILY CATHOLIC for April 12-14, 1998
TODAY IN CHURCH HISTORY
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vol, 9, no. 72

Historical Events in Church Annals for April 12:

  • 352 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Julius I, the 35thth successor of Peter and the Pope who founded the Archives of the Holy See since he ordered that all official acts be preserved from that time on up to today.

  • 372 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Sabas the Goth,a convert who was martyred for his faith by drowning along with fifty other Christians at the hands of the Gothic general Atharidus.

  • 1204 A.D.
  • The Fourth Crusade arrives in Constantinople and begins sacking the infidels.

  • 1606 A.D.
  • King James I chooses the Cross of Saint George and the saltire of Saint Andrew as the symbol for the flag of England.

  • Historical Events in Church Annals for April 13:

  • 1360 A.D.
  • This day is called "Black Monday" in England for the entire army of King Edward I is destroyed by an act of God during a freezing hailstorm.

  • 1534 A.D.
  • Saint Thomas More, loyal to Holy Mother Church, refuses to take the oath to Henry VIII or go along with the English revolt from Rome.

  • 1598 A.D.
  • Pope Clement VIII acknowledges Henry IV as King of France and accepts the Edict of Nantes which grants the Huguenots religious freedom, civil equality and other rights in France.

  • Historical Events in Church Annals for April 14:

  • 972 A.D.
  • Holy Roman Emperor Otto II marries Theophano, Princess of the Eastern Roman Empire, unifying the two empires for a short time.

  • 1291 A.D.
  • A flank of Knights Templars attack the Moslem camp at night in what was called the "Siege of Acre" and all are massacred. The infidels knew they were coming. The defeat greatly demoralizes the rest of the Templars.

  • 1386 A.D.
  • The doors of Saint Mary's College in Oxford, England are opened for the first time.

  • 1471 A.D.
  • The "kingmaker" Warwick is killed on Easter Sunday at Weymouth, England just before Queen Margaret arrives, but too late to save Warwick and her throne.

  • April 12, 1998       volume 9, no. 72
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