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12 May 1328
Antipope Nicholas V Consecrated, Challenging Validity of Pope John XXII

Antipope Nicholas V Consecrated, Challenging Validity of Pope John XXII

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12 May 1521
Writings of Martin Luther Burned by King Henry VIII

Writings of Martin Luther Burned by King Henry VIII

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12 May 1588
Catholic League Occupies Paris in French Wars of Religion

Catholic League Occupies Paris in French Wars of Religion

12 May 1849
Brigham Young: Local Indians Can't be Converted & are Expendable

Brigham Young: Local Indians Can't be Converted & are Expendable

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12 May 1889
Birth of Otto Frank, Father of Anne Frank

Birth of Otto Frank, Father of Anne Frank

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12 May 1907
Birth of Atheist Actress Katharine Hepburn

Birth of Atheist Actress Katharine Hepburn

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12 May 1933
Otto-Georg Thierack Appointed Minister of Justice in Saxony

Otto-Georg Thierack Appointed Minister of Justice in Saxony

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12 May 1937
Birth of George Carlin in New York City

Birth of George Carlin in New York City

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12 May 1940
Pope Pius XII Issues Messages of Sympathy to Countries Invaded by Nazis

Pope Pius XII Issues Messages of Sympathy to Countries Invaded by Nazis

12 May 1941
German Army to Liquidate All Soviet Officials in Coming Invasion

German Army to Liquidate All Soviet Officials in Coming Invasion

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12 May 1942
At Least 1,500 Jews Gassed in Auschwitz on This Day Alone

At Least 1,500 Jews Gassed in Auschwitz on This Day Alone

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12 May 1947

UN Votes to Exclude References to Palestinian Independence

12 May 1958
Arab Federation Established: Political Union Between Iraq and Jordan

Arab Federation Established: Political Union Between Iraq and Jordan

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12 May 1971

Sex Discrimination Banned by U.S. Civil Service Commission

12 May 1982
Pope John Paul II Survives Assassination Attempt by Spanish Priest

Pope John Paul II Survives Assassination Attempt by Spanish Priest

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12 May 2000
Elkhart v. Brooks: 10 Commandments Monument in Indiana Ruled Unconstitutional

Elkhart v. Brooks: 10 Commandments Monument in Indiana Ruled Unconstitutional

12 May 2004
Polish-Egyptian Archaeological Team Think They've Found Library of Alexandria

Polish-Egyptian Archaeological Team Think They've Found Library of Alexandria

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12 May 2006
Al-Qaeda Calls Muslims to Attack Denmark, Norway, France for Muhammad Cartoons

Al-Qaeda Calls Muslims to Attack Denmark, Norway, France for Muhammad Cartoons

12 May 2009
Accused Nazi Death Camp Guard John Demjanjuk Arrives in Germany to Stand Trial

Accused Nazi Death Camp Guard John Demjanjuk Arrives in Germany to Stand Trial

12 May 2011
Demjanjuk Found Guilty of 27,900 Counts as an Accessory to Murder as Sobibor Guard

Demjanjuk Found Guilty of 27,900 Counts as an Accessory to Murder as Sobibor Guard

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13 May 535
Election of Pope Agapetus I - Will Adopt Stronger Stand Against Heresies

Election of Pope Agapetus I - Will Adopt Stronger Stand Against Heresies

13 May 609
Roman Pantheon Turned into Catholic Church Dedicated to Virgin Mary

Roman Pantheon Turned into Catholic Church Dedicated to Virgin Mary

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13 May 1024
Birth of Hugh of Cluny in France

Birth of Hugh of Cluny in France

13 May 1110
Beirut Falls to Crusaders Who Massacre Muslim Inhabitants

Beirut Falls to Crusaders Who Massacre Muslim Inhabitants

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13 May 1133
Birth of Honen, Founder of Jodo Sect of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

Birth of Honen, Founder of Jodo Sect of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

13 May 1497
Pope Alexander VI Excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola

Pope Alexander VI Excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola

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13 May 1655
Birth of Future Pope Innocent XIII

Birth of Future Pope Innocent XIII

13 May 1792
Birth of Pope Pius IX, Longest Reigning Pope Ever

Birth of Pope Pius IX, Longest Reigning Pope Ever

13 May 1885
Mormons Meet President Cleveland, Protest Prosecutions of Polygamists

Mormons Meet President Cleveland, Protest Prosecutions of Polygamists

13 May 1917
Appearance of Virgin Mary Near Fatima Portugal

Appearance of Virgin Mary Near Fatima Portugal

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13 May 1917
Eugenio Pacelli Made Archbishop

Eugenio Pacelli Made Archbishop

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13 May 1923
Pope Pius XI Beatifies Cardinal Robert Bellarmine

Pope Pius XI Beatifies Cardinal Robert Bellarmine

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13 May 1925
William Jennings Bryan Volunteers to Help Prosecute John Scopes

William Jennings Bryan Volunteers to Help Prosecute John Scopes

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13 May 1925
Law Requiring Daily Bible Readings in All Public Schools Passed in Florida

Law Requiring Daily Bible Readings in All Public Schools Passed in Florida

13 May 1933
Nazis Convert Freethinkers Hall to Office Space for Berlin Protestant Church Authorities

Nazis Convert Freethinkers Hall to Office Space for Berlin Protestant Church Authorities

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13 May 1933
Norway's National Socialist Party Created by Vidkun Quisling & Johan Bernhard Hjort

Norway's National Socialist Party Created by Vidkun Quisling & Johan Bernhard Hjort

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13 May 1941
Hitler's Barbarossa Decree: Criminal Acts by Civilians Won't be Handled by Courts

Hitler's Barbarossa Decree: Criminal Acts by Civilians Won't be Handled by Courts

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13 May 1963
Death of Alois Hudal, Austrian Bishop Who Helped Nazis Escape Justice

Death of Alois Hudal, Austrian Bishop Who Helped Nazis Escape Justice

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13 May 1964
Dr. Carl McIntire Testifies in Favor Constitutional Amendment for School Prayer

Dr. Carl McIntire Testifies in Favor Constitutional Amendment for School Prayer

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13 May 1964
Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath Testifies Against Constitutional Amendment for School Prayer

Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath Testifies Against Constitutional Amendment for School Prayer

13 May 1965

Arab League Members Sever Ties to West Germany for Recognizing Israel

13 May 1981
Assassination Attempt Made on Pope John Paul II by Mehmet Ali Agca

Assassination Attempt Made on Pope John Paul II by Mehmet Ali Agca

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13 May 2002
Ashcroft v. ACLU: Child Online Protection Act Violates the First Amendment

Ashcroft v. ACLU: Child Online Protection Act Violates the First Amendment

14 May 649
Death of Pope Theodore I - First Greek Pope

Death of Pope Theodore I - First Greek Pope

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14 May 964
Death of Pope John XII - Turned the Lateran Palace into a Virtual Brothel

Death of Pope John XII - Turned the Lateran Palace into a Virtual Brothel

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14 May 1097
Duke Robert of Normandy Arrives in Constantinople

Duke Robert of Normandy Arrives in Constantinople

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14 May 1572
Election of Pope Gregory XIII

Election of Pope Gregory XIII

14 May 1608
Creation of Protestant Union to Defend Rights, Lands of Protestant Leaders

Creation of Protestant Union to Defend Rights, Lands of Protestant Leaders

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14 May 1610
Assassination of King Henri IV of France by a Catholic Fanatic

Assassination of King Henri IV of France by a Catholic Fanatic

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14 May 1650
Death Penalty for Adultery Passed by British Parliament

Death Penalty for Adultery Passed by British Parliament

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