Historical Events in Church Annals for April 2:
Birth of the emperor Charlemagne - the great Holy Roman Emperor.
Pope Sylvester II elected as the 139th successor of Peter. Like Pope John Paul II, Sylvester was also a non-Italian and this French prepared for the millennium - the second millennium just as our Polish Pope is doing.
The Seventh Crusade, led by Saint Louis, King of France, is forced to surrender to the Muslimsm because of broken promises to the crusaders by Pope Innocent IV and Frederick II Hohenstaufen and his son Manfred.
Death of King Ferdinand I, monarch of Aragon which would be annexed as an intricate part of Spain.
Death of Prince Arthur, Prince of Wales and oldest brother of England's King Henry VIII.
Death of Saint Francis of Paola, Franciscan and religous founder whose optional feast we celebrate today.
The Marriage of Philip II King of Spain to Queen Isabella of France, solidifying the Catholic bloc in those two nations and ensuring Catholicism would prosper despite the reformation.