|November 1, 1776, celebrated as
the date of the formal founding of the Mission San Juan Capistrano,
saw Father Serra offering up the first High Mass in the area.
||The first white child was baptized
on August 2, 1780.
||The first marriage was a ceremony
uniting two Indians, from the Mission San Francisco de Borja in
lower California, was made on January 23, 1777.
||The first death and burial of Sinforosa,
a child of pagan parents, was on July 13, 1777.
||The permanent church was completed