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Death of Pope Paschal II in Rome
Gelasius II Elected Pope
Death of King of Jerusalem Baldwin I, Founder of Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
Baldwin II Crowned King of Jerusalem, Will Expand Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
Death of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos
Birth of Manuel I Komnenos, Fourth Son of Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos
Muslim City of Saragossa in Spain Falls to Crusaders
Birth of Thomas Becket, Future Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of Canterbury
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Roman Emperors Forbid Anything Contrary to Catholicism
Roman emperors Honorius and Theodosius II decree that it is now forbidden to do anything at all that is...
Charles Darwin's First Printing of 'The Origin of Species' Sells Out
Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection is first published. All 1,250 copies of the...
Death of Georges Clemenceau, French Politician and Atheist
Georges Clemenceau, French politician and atheist, dies in Vendee, France. While working as a journalist, he vigorously defended liberty...
Birth of Philosopher Baruch de Spnoza
Baruch de Spinoza is born in Amsterdam to a family of Sephardic Jewish descent in a community of Portuguese...
Bavaria's Cardinal von Faulhaber Tells Bishops Hitler is Definitely a Christian
Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber of Bavaria, addressing a meeting of Bavarian bishops, describes his meeting with Adolf Hitler at...
This Month in Atheist History
Birth of Freethinker John Mackinnon Robertson
Freethinker John Mackinnon (J.M.) Robertson is born on the Isle of Arran. A prolific author and famous British freethinker,...
Birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton is born in Johnstown, New York. Elizabeth Cady Stanton will become best known to the American...
Atheist Group Wants Rev. John Straton of Calvary Baptist Church Arrested for Faith Healing
The Association for the Advancement of Atheism calls for the arrest of Rev. Jon Roach Straton, pastor of Calvary...
Atheist James Elliott Offers Rev. John Straton Cash for Proof of Cure Using Faith Healing
James I. Elliott, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Atheism, offers...
Dutch Filmmaker Theo van Gogh Assassinated for His Criticisms of Islam and Muslim Immigration
Theo van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who has become famous for his criticisms of Islam and Muslim immigration, is...