On This Day

What Happened in April 1506

Historical Events


Papal VisitSt. Peter's Basilica

Apr 18 The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid in the Vatican by Pope Julius II
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St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, Rome
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, Rome
  • Apr 30 Philip of Burgundy & England sign trade agreement

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 7 Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
  • Apr 13 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (co-founder of Society of Jesus), born in Villaret, Duchy of Savoy Holy Roman Empire (d. 1546)