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24 August 410
Visigoths Led by Alaric I Capture and Sack Rome Over Four Day Period

Visigoths Led by Alaric I Capture and Sack Rome Over Four Day Period

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24 August 1185
Normans End Siege of Greek Thessalonica

Normans End Siege of Greek Thessalonica

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24 August 1215
Magna Carta Declared Invalid by Pope Innocent III

Magna Carta Declared Invalid by Pope Innocent III

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24 August 1349
Mainz Jews Blamed for Outbreak of Bubonic Plague

Mainz Jews Blamed for Outbreak of Bubonic Plague

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24 August 1391
Jews Massacred at Palma de Mallorca

Jews Massacred at Palma de Mallorca

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24 August 1662

Act of Uniformity Requires Use of Book of Common Prayer in Britain

24 August 1911
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Ordained as a Catholic Priest

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Ordained as a Catholic Priest

24 August 1929
Birth of Yasser Arafat, Founder of Fatah Political Party

Birth of Yasser Arafat, Founder of Fatah Political Party

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24 August 1929
Arabs Massacre 67 Jews in Hebron

Arabs Massacre 67 Jews in Hebron

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24 August 1933
Nazi Paper Runs Photo of Msgr. Steinmann Giving Hitler Salute

Nazi Paper Runs Photo of Msgr. Steinmann Giving Hitler Salute

24 August 1934
Aryan Nine Commandments Released in Nazi Germany

Aryan Nine Commandments Released in Nazi Germany

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24 August 1936
Hitler Issues Decree Requiring All Men Serve Two Years in Military

Hitler Issues Decree Requiring All Men Serve Two Years in Military

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24 August 1938
Joseph Goebbels Meets With Hitler to Discuss Elimination of Jews

Joseph Goebbels Meets With Hitler to Discuss Elimination of Jews

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24 August 1941
Hitler Secretly Ends Extermination of Mental Patients Due to Civil Criticism and Unrest

Hitler Secretly Ends Extermination of Mental Patients Due to Civil Criticism and Unrest

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24 August 1943
Karl and Isle Koch Arrested by SS for Crimes While Running Concentration Camps

Karl and Isle Koch Arrested by SS for Crimes While Running Concentration Camps

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24 August 1943
Death of Simone Weil, French Philosopher, Activist, and Religious Searcher

Death of Simone Weil, French Philosopher, Activist, and Religious Searcher

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24 August 1954
Communist Control Act Outlaws Communist Party in U.S.

Communist Control Act Outlaws Communist Party in U.S.

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24 August 1963
Kennedy Administration Signals Support for Regime Change for South Vietnam

Kennedy Administration Signals Support for Regime Change for South Vietnam

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24 August 1972
Gallup Poll Shows Increased Support for Legal, Private Abortion Rights

Gallup Poll Shows Increased Support for Legal, Private Abortion Rights

24 August 1979
Judge Rules Government Took Scientology Papers Illegally During Raid

Judge Rules Government Took Scientology Papers Illegally During Raid

24 August 1981
Francis Diamond Placed in Psychiatric Hospital, Blames Scientology Church

Francis Diamond Placed in Psychiatric Hospital, Blames Scientology Church

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24 August 1987
Mozert v. Hawkins County: Christian Parents Can't Opt Out of Godless Classes

Mozert v. Hawkins County: Christian Parents Can't Opt Out of Godless Classes

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24 August 2012
Mitt Romney: No One Ever Ask Me for My Birth Certificate... Unlike Obama

Mitt Romney: No One Ever Ask Me for My Birth Certificate... Unlike Obama

 
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