DAILY CATHOLIC for April 30, 1998
TODAY IN CHURCH HISTORY
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Historical Events in Church Annals for April 30:

  • 311 A.D.
  • Roman Emperor Galerius issues the first edict of toleration for Christianity ending three centuries of terrible persecutions.

  • 1250 A.D.
  • Saint Louis IX, King of France, ransoms his crusaders and himself in a deal with the Saracens at Daimetta, allowing the freed troops to go to the Holy Land.

  • 1492 A.D.
  • Christopher Columbus receives his commission for exploration of the New World from Queen Isabella of Spain.

  • 1623 A.D.
  • Birth of Franaois de Montmorency Laval who would go on to become the first Bishop of Canada.

April 30, 1998       volume 9, no. 84
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