What happened on April 1 in VeniceAlmanac of Venice
What happened on April 1 in Venice
According to the Venetian Liturgical Calendar, today is St. Virgin Martyr Theodora’s Day.
In 2021 it’s Holy Thursday.
- 1 April, 1278: the Bishop of Brazza and Lesina, on behalf of the communities of the two islands overlooking Spalato, offers his dedication to Venice.
- April 1, 1529: Jacopo Tatti, a Florentine architect, known as Sansovino, is appointed Proto of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, with an annual salary of 80 gold ducats (later raised to 200) and free accommodation in a house near the Clock Tower; his tenure in office allowed him to consolidate the external walls and domes of the Basilica and enrich the interior with works of art and new mosaics.
- April 1, 1867: In memory of the schole picole of Calafai dell’Arsenal (caulkers) and Marangoni da nave (carpenters), from their Mariegole (matriculation book and statute) the CARPENTIERI AND CALAFATI MUTUAL AID SOCIETY was born.
- April 1, 1926: AIR LINE N°1 starts operating, the first scheduled flight in Italy, on the TORINO VENEZIA TRIESTE route, following the course of the River Po, and therefore it flew CANT 10ter seaplanes for 5 passengers. The company that managed this first flight route was SISA (Società Italiani Servizi Aerei) of the well-known family of owners from Lussin Piccolo, the Cosulich Brothers.
Taken from 'Almanacco di Venezia -1600 anni ab Urbe còndita' by Andrea Gersich and Edoardo Rubini
Venice, 1st April 2021
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