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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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Birth of Gaius Octavius Thurinus, Successor to Julius Caesar
Gaius Octavius Thurinus, later and better known as Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus or simply Augustus, successor to Julius Caesar,...
Dr. Johann Gottfried Sees the Planet Neptune
The planet Neptune is first observed by Dr. Johann Gottfried Galle at the Berlin Observatory. It is within one...
Death of Sigmund Freud With the Help of His Physician
Sigmund Freud dies in London, England, at the age of 83. Freud has been suffering from cancerous growths on...
Pope John XXIII Learns He is Suffering from Advanced Stomach Cancer, Will Keep Information Secret
An X-ray reveals that Pope John XXIII is suffering from an advanced case of stomach cancer, an illness which...
Second Version of Book of Common Prayer Becomes Mandatory in England
The second version of the Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England. Like the first, this one is...
This Month in Atheist History
Birth of Albert Ellis, Influential Psychotherapist
Albert Ellis is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of the most influential psychotherapists in history, he will develop Rational...
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev Respects Religious Beliefs, But is an Atheist
During a live interview on ABC, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says that while he respects other people's religious views,...
Madalyn Murray-O'Hair Files Suit Challenging 'Under God' in Pledge of Allegiance
Madalyn Murray-O'Hair files suit in federal district court in Honolulu, Hawaii, challenging the words "under God" in the Pledge...
Madalyn Murray-O'Hair Files Suit to Stop Pope John Paul II Saying Mass at Washington Mall
Madalyn Murray-O'Hair announces that she and her son, Jon Garth Murray, have filed suit to prevent Pope John Paul...
Birth of Georges Clemenceau, French Politician & Atheist
Georges Clemenceau, French politician and atheist, is born. The son of a physician, he will study medicine and work...
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