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6 August 523
Death of Pope Hormisdas

Death of Pope Hormisdas

6 August 768
Antipope Constantine II Dies After Horrific Treatment and Excommunication

Antipope Constantine II Dies After Horrific Treatment and Excommunication

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6 August 1187
Saladin's Army Captures City of Beirut

Saladin's Army Captures City of Beirut

6 August 1221
Death of Saint Dominic, Founder of Monastic Order of Dominicans

Death of Saint Dominic, Founder of Monastic Order of Dominicans

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6 August 1458
Death of Pope Callistus III, Part of Infamous Borgia Family

Death of Pope Callistus III, Part of Infamous Borgia Family

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6 August 1623
Election of Urban VIII, Last Pope to Use Military Force to Expand Papal Territory

Election of Urban VIII, Last Pope to Use Military Force to Expand Papal Territory

6 August 1727
First Catholic Charitable Institution in America Started in New Orleans

First Catholic Charitable Institution in America Started in New Orleans

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6 August 1774
Ann Lee and Followers Arrive in America, Will be Known as Shakers

Ann Lee and Followers Arrive in America, Will be Known as Shakers

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6 August 1801

Religious Camp Meetings in Kentucky Begin - Western Great Revival

6 August 1806
Francis II Dissolves the Holy Roman Empire, Making him the Last Holy Roman Emperor

Francis II Dissolves the Holy Roman Empire, Making him the Last Holy Roman Emperor

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6 August 1838
Mormons Beat Non-Mormons With Clubs During State Elections

Mormons Beat Non-Mormons With Clubs During State Elections

6 August 1861

Offenses Against Person Act Criminalizes Abortion in Britain

6 August 1938
Jewish War Veterans Urge Henry Ford to Repudiate and Return Nazi Medal From Hitler

Jewish War Veterans Urge Henry Ford to Repudiate and Return Nazi Medal From Hitler

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6 August 1941
Catholic Missionary Work in German Conquered Areas is Banned by Hitler

Catholic Missionary Work in German Conquered Areas is Banned by Hitler

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6 August 1945
World's First Nuclear Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima, Japan

World's First Nuclear Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima, Japan

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6 August 1969
German Philosopher Theodor Adorno Dies of a Heart Attack

German Philosopher Theodor Adorno Dies of a Heart Attack

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6 August 1969
Madalyn Murray-O'Hair Sues NASA to Stop Astronauts Practicing Religion in Space

Madalyn Murray-O'Hair Sues NASA to Stop Astronauts Practicing Religion in Space

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6 August 1978
Death of Pope Paul VI of Massive Heart Attack

Death of Pope Paul VI of Massive Heart Attack

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6 August 1996
Egyptian Court Orders Professor Nasr Abu Zayd to Divorce His Wife

Egyptian Court Orders Professor Nasr Abu Zayd to Divorce His Wife

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6 August 2000
Pope John Paul II: Catholic Christianity Superior to Other Religions

Pope John Paul II: Catholic Christianity Superior to Other Religions

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6 August 2003
Gene Robinson Becomes First Episcopal Bishop-Designate of New Hampshire

Gene Robinson Becomes First Episcopal Bishop-Designate of New Hampshire

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7 August 117
Death of Roman Emperor Marcus Trajan

Death of Roman Emperor Marcus Trajan

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7 August 317
Birth of Constantius II, Future Roman Emperor

Birth of Constantius II, Future Roman Emperor

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7 August 389
Roman Emperors: All Sundays and the 7 Days Before and After Easter are Holidays

Roman Emperors: All Sundays and the 7 Days Before and After Easter are Holidays

7 August 395
Roman Emperors Ban All Pagan Sacrifices

Roman Emperors Ban All Pagan Sacrifices

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7 August 412
Oppression of Innocent Jews is Forbidden by Emperor Theodosius II

Oppression of Innocent Jews is Forbidden by Emperor Theodosius II

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7 August 936
Duke of Saxony's Oldest Son Otto Coronated as King Otto I of Germany

Duke of Saxony's Oldest Son Otto Coronated as King Otto I of Germany

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7 August 1106
Death of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor

Death of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor

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7 August 1209
Catholic Crusaders Cut Water Access to Besieged City of Carcassonne

Catholic Crusaders Cut Water Access to Besieged City of Carcassonne

7 August 1316
John XXII Elected Pope, Will Centralize Church Power

John XXII Elected Pope, Will Centralize Church Power

7 August 1789
President George Washington Signs Northwest Ordinance into Law

President George Washington Signs Northwest Ordinance into Law

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7 August 1814
Pope Pius VII Uses Papal Bull to Restore Jesuits

Pope Pius VII Uses Papal Bull to Restore Jesuits

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7 August 1838
Joseph Smith Leads Band of 150 Danites to Threaten Missouri Judge

Joseph Smith Leads Band of 150 Danites to Threaten Missouri Judge

7 August 1876
Birth of Margaretha G. Zelle, Better Known as Mata Hari

Birth of Margaretha G. Zelle, Better Known as Mata Hari

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7 August 1882

Birth of American Philosopher George Plimpton Adams

7 August 1887
Birth of Hermann Rauschning, Conservative Politician Who Flees the Nazis

Birth of Hermann Rauschning, Conservative Politician Who Flees the Nazis

7 August 1920
Hitler Defends Importance of Eliminating Versailles Treaty and Blames Jews for Everything

Hitler Defends Importance of Eliminating Versailles Treaty and Blames Jews for Everything

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7 August 1928
Birth of Randall James Zwinge, Better Known as Skeptic James 'Amazing' Randi

Birth of Randall James Zwinge, Better Known as Skeptic James 'Amazing' Randi

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7 August 1928

American Association for Advancement of Atheism Challenges Rejection of Atheist Death-Bed Statements

7 August 1929
Nazi Party Paper Reports on Hitler's Promotion of Eugenics

Nazi Party Paper Reports on Hitler's Promotion of Eugenics

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7 August 1930
Last Confirmed Lynching in U.S. Occurs in Marion, Indiana

Last Confirmed Lynching in U.S. Occurs in Marion, Indiana

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7 August 1942
U.S. Marines Invade Guadalcanal and Tulagi, First U.S. Offensive in Pacific

U.S. Marines Invade Guadalcanal and Tulagi, First U.S. Offensive in Pacific

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7 August 1968
Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Forgives $13 Million Debt the Church Owes Him

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Forgives $13 Million Debt the Church Owes Him

7 August 1985

Presbyterians Stage Fake Atheist Raid on Youth Camp

7 August 1996
ACLU v. Schundler: Certain Holiday Displays Ruled Unconstitutional

ACLU v. Schundler: Certain Holiday Displays Ruled Unconstitutional

7 August 2003
Chief Justice Roy Moore May Ignore Court Order to Remove Ten Commandments

Chief Justice Roy Moore May Ignore Court Order to Remove Ten Commandments

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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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