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8 August 423
Emperors' Ban on Eunomians in Imperial Service Doesn't Apply to Governor's Staff

Emperors' Ban on Eunomians in Imperial Service Doesn't Apply to Governor's Staff

8 August 1002
Death of Al-Mansur, Muslim Ruler of Andalus

Death of Al-Mansur, Muslim Ruler of Andalus

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8 August 1518
Martin Luther is Summoned to Rome by Pope Leo X

Martin Luther is Summoned to Rome by Pope Leo X

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8 August 1844
Brigham Young Chosen to Lead Mormons After Death of Founder Joseph Smith

Brigham Young Chosen to Lead Mormons After Death of Founder Joseph Smith

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8 August 1931
German Chancellor Heinrich Brüning Meets Vatican Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli

German Chancellor Heinrich Brüning Meets Vatican Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli

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8 August 1935
German Communists Suggest Alliance with Catholics to Fight Nazis

German Communists Suggest Alliance with Catholics to Fight Nazis

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8 August 1938
Official Jesuit Publication Says Catholics Should Treat Jews Nicely, But Not Trust Them

Official Jesuit Publication Says Catholics Should Treat Jews Nicely, But Not Trust Them

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8 August 1938
Mauthausen Concentration Camp Opens in Austria

Mauthausen Concentration Camp Opens in Austria

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8 August 1939
Hitler Orders Expendable Prisoners Be Sent to Concentration Camps Under SS Supervision

Hitler Orders Expendable Prisoners Be Sent to Concentration Camps Under SS Supervision

8 August 1939
Interior Minister Frick Orders Germans to Register for Possible War Effort

Interior Minister Frick Orders Germans to Register for Possible War Effort

8 August 1940
Gunter d'Alquen: Jewish Question Will be Solved by Eliminating All Jews

Gunter d'Alquen: Jewish Question Will be Solved by Eliminating All Jews

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8 August 1976
President Ford's Speech to Eucharist Congress Disparages Secularism

President Ford's Speech to Eucharist Congress Disparages Secularism

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8 August 1977
Don Oakley Questions Tax Exemption Benefits for Religions and Churches

Don Oakley Questions Tax Exemption Benefits for Religions and Churches

8 August 1986
Court Says Scientology Teachings Not Protected by Trade Secrets Law

Court Says Scientology Teachings Not Protected by Trade Secrets Law

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8 August 1997

Court Rules in Favor of Nativity Scene on Public Property During Christmas Season

8 August 2005

Death of Robert Baker, Skeptical Investigator of Paranormal Phenomena

 
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