Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Saint of the Day: ST. JOHN BAPTIST ROSSI
Today in Catholic History:
1430 - Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne. (See Siege of Compiègne.)
1498 - Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake, in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI
1533 - The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void.
1555 - Paul IV becomes Pope.
1729 - Giuseppe Parini, Italian writer (d. 1799)
1875 - Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
1910 - Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
1974 - Ken Jennings, American game show contestant