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What Happened on April 24, 1503

Historical Events

Florence Cathedral

Michelangelo undertakes to carve 12 Apostles for the Cathedral of Florence, each four and a quarter braccia high (248.2cm), at the rate of at least one completed statue per year. He produced only one, of St. Matthew, and that remained unfinished.

1503 Highlights

About April 24, 1503

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 519 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus