DAILY CATHOLIC for April 15, 1998
TODAY IN CHURCH HISTORY
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Historical Events in Church Annals for April 15:

  • 911 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Sergius III, the 119th successor of Peter and the Pope who rebuilt the Lateran. He was the first to wear the 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.

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