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4 August 367
Emperor Valentinian I Names Oldest Son Gratian as Co-Augustus

Emperor Valentinian I Names Oldest Son Gratian as Co-Augustus

4 August 425
Roman Emperors Decree Confiscation as Punishment for Crimes Against Catholicism

Roman Emperors Decree Confiscation as Punishment for Crimes Against Catholicism

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4 August 1187
Saladin Takes Surrender of Gibelet

Saladin Takes Surrender of Gibelet

4 August 1278
Pope Nicholas III Forces Jews to Attend Conversion Sermons

Pope Nicholas III Forces Jews to Attend Conversion Sermons

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4 August 1521
Death of Pope Urban VII, Shortest-Lived Pope in History

Death of Pope Urban VII, Shortest-Lived Pope in History

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4 August 1571
Governor Marco Bragadin of Famagusta Surrenders to Ottoman Turks

Governor Marco Bragadin of Famagusta Surrenders to Ottoman Turks

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4 August 1735
Freedom of Press Established in Defamation Trial of John Peter Zenger

Freedom of Press Established in Defamation Trial of John Peter Zenger

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4 August 1789
Northwest Ordinance Approved by New U.S. Senate Under U.S. Constitution

Northwest Ordinance Approved by New U.S. Senate Under U.S. Constitution

4 August 1792
Birth of Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

Birth of Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

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4 August 1832
Phrenologist Johann Spurzheim Arrives in U.S. for Lecture Tour

Phrenologist Johann Spurzheim Arrives in U.S. for Lecture Tour

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4 August 1834
Birth of Logician and Philosopher John Venn

Birth of Logician and Philosopher John Venn

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4 August 1879
Pope Leo XIII Condemns Modern Philosophy

Pope Leo XIII Condemns Modern Philosophy

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4 August 1899
Shirt Manufacturer Charged Using American Flag in Ads

Shirt Manufacturer Charged Using American Flag in Ads

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4 August 1918
Iron Cross First Class Awarded to Corporal Adolf Hitler

Iron Cross First Class Awarded to Corporal Adolf Hitler

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4 August 1925
Clarence Darrow Tells ACLU There's no Bill for His Services in Scopes Monkey Trial

Clarence Darrow Tells ACLU There's no Bill for His Services in Scopes Monkey Trial

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4 August 1925
John Scopes' Lead Defense Counsel Asks Court to Stop State Enforcing Anti-Evolution Law

John Scopes' Lead Defense Counsel Asks Court to Stop State Enforcing Anti-Evolution Law

4 August 1935
Vatican Newspaper Criticizes Hermann Goering's Decree on Political Catholicism

Vatican Newspaper Criticizes Hermann Goering's Decree on Political Catholicism

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4 August 1935
Segregation of Jews in Ghettos Advocated by Official Journal of Nazi Lawyers

Segregation of Jews in Ghettos Advocated by Official Journal of Nazi Lawyers

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4 August 1935
Prussian Chief of Police Says New Laws Against Jews are Coming

Prussian Chief of Police Says New Laws Against Jews are Coming

4 August 1940
Charles Lindbergh: If Germany Wins War U.S. Must Make Peace With Nazis

Charles Lindbergh: If Germany Wins War U.S. Must Make Peace With Nazis

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4 August 1942
Nazi Deportation of Belgian Jews to Auschwitz Begins

Nazi Deportation of Belgian Jews to Auschwitz Begins

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4 August 1944
Anne Frank and Family Arrested in Amsterdam by Gestapo

Anne Frank and Family Arrested in Amsterdam by Gestapo

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4 August 1961
Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network Begins its Radio Broadcasting

Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network Begins its Radio Broadcasting

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4 August 1977
Death of Marxist Philosopher Ernst Bloch

Death of Marxist Philosopher Ernst Bloch

4 August 2010
Perry v. Brown: California's Prop 8 Struck Down as Unconstitutional

Perry v. Brown: California's Prop 8 Struck Down as Unconstitutional

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5 August 1099
First Crusade's Papal Legate Arnulf of Chocques Claims Discovery of the True Cross

First Crusade's Papal Legate Arnulf of Chocques Claims Discovery of the True Cross

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5 August 1656

Eight Quakers Arrive in Boston and are Imprisoned by Puritan Authorities

5 August 1692
Six Found Guilty of Witchcraft at Salem Witch Trials, Sentenced to Hang

Six Found Guilty of Witchcraft at Salem Witch Trials, Sentenced to Hang

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5 August 1769
Pope Clement XIV Declares Jews No Longer Under Jurisdiction of Inquisition

Pope Clement XIV Declares Jews No Longer Under Jurisdiction of Inquisition

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5 August 1861

First American Income Tax Created to Help Pay for Civil War

5 August 1895
Death of Friedrich Engels, Known for Socialist and Communist Political Philosophy

Death of Friedrich Engels, Known for Socialist and Communist Political Philosophy

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5 August 1914
Hitler Volunteers to Serve in First Bavarian Infantry Regiment During WW I

Hitler Volunteers to Serve in First Bavarian Infantry Regiment During WW I

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5 August 1918
Kurt Tucholsky Writes that Germany's Far-Right is Mobilizing for Violence

Kurt Tucholsky Writes that Germany's Far-Right is Mobilizing for Violence

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5 August 1925
Tennessee's Governor Peay Says State Will Fight John Scopes Appeal

Tennessee's Governor Peay Says State Will Fight John Scopes Appeal

5 August 1925
Unitarian Rev. Potter Says Scopes Monkey Trail was Done for Publicity

Unitarian Rev. Potter Says Scopes Monkey Trail was Done for Publicity

5 August 1933
Nazis Ban Folk Poem "Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine Because he was Jewish

Nazis Ban Folk Poem "Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine Because he was Jewish

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5 August 1935
Nazi Leaders Attack Political Catholicism in Germany

Nazi Leaders Attack Political Catholicism in Germany

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5 August 1935
Bishop Preysing Criticizes Nazi Attacks on Catholicism

Bishop Preysing Criticizes Nazi Attacks on Catholicism

5 August 1936
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Authorization to Teach at University of Berlin Revoked

Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Authorization to Teach at University of Berlin Revoked

5 August 1937
Propaganda Ministry Forbids Religious Press Referring to Nazi Heroes

Propaganda Ministry Forbids Religious Press Referring to Nazi Heroes

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5 August 1956
Louisiana Archbishop Joseph Rummel Keeps Catholics Schools Segregated for Now

Louisiana Archbishop Joseph Rummel Keeps Catholics Schools Segregated for Now

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5 August 1968
Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Wants Meeting with British Religious Leaders

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Wants Meeting with British Religious Leaders

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5 August 1973

Black September Terrorists Attack Passengers in Athens Airport

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5 August 1988
Universal Studios: Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ Will be Released Early

Universal Studios: Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ Will be Released Early

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5 August 2003
Federal Judge Orders Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to Remove Ten Commandments

Federal Judge Orders Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to Remove Ten Commandments

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5 August 2010
Mexico's Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Law is Constitutional

Mexico's Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Law is Constitutional

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6 August 258
Pope Sixtus II Martyred When Emperor Valerian Has Him Beheaded

Pope Sixtus II Martyred When Emperor Valerian Has Him Beheaded

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6 August 412
Roman Emperors Declare Jews Shouldn't be Persecuted for Their Religion but They're Warned

Roman Emperors Declare Jews Shouldn't be Persecuted for Their Religion but They're Warned

6 August 425
Roman Emperors Ban Jews and Pagans From Owning Christian Slaves

Roman Emperors Ban Jews and Pagans From Owning Christian Slaves

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6 August 425
Roman Emperors Give Bishops Authority Over Legal Action That Involves Clerics

Roman Emperors Give Bishops Authority Over Legal Action That Involves Clerics

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