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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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Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss Assassinated by Nazi Extremists
Nazi extremists in Austria assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss (Dollfuß) in a failed coup attempt. Dollfuss was himself an...
Birth of Eric Hoffer, Social & Political Philosopher
American philosopher Eric Hoffer is born in New York City to immigrants from Alsace. Eric Hoffer will be a...
President Coolidge Tells Boy Scouts a Man Cannot Be Great Without Belief in God
Speaking by telephone to a group of Boy Scouts preparing to sail to Copenhagen to represent America at an...
Christianity Banned & Missionaries Ordered Out of Japan by Hideyoshi
Japanese leader Hideyoshi bans Christianity in Japan and orders all Christian missionaries to leave the nation. Politically, this ban...
Hitler Publishes Volume I of Mein Kampf
Adolf Hitler publishes Volume 1 of Mein Kampf, his political manifesto and ideology. Hitler started dictating the text while...
This Month in Atheist History
Death of Freethinker Robert Green Ingersoll, Advocate of Secularism & Religious Skepticism
Freethinker Robert Green Ingersoll dies in Dobbs Ferry-on-Hudson, New York, of a heart attack. A famous and influential proponent...
I.R.S. Investigates Atheist Employee Loren Wittner For Striking 'So Help Me God' from Oath
Loren H. Wittner, an atheist employed by the Internal Revenue Bureau, is being investigated for having struck "so help...
Drama Critic & Lecturer Sydney J. Harris Says Being an Atheist is Shallow & Dumb
Sydney J. Harris, a widely respected drama critic and lecturer, says it's shallow and dumb to not believe in...
Catholics in the Communist Party are Excommunicated by Pope Pius XII
Pope Pius XII excommunicates all Catholics who are also members of the Communist Party. Pius XII never did anything...
Hungary's Communist Party: Members No Longer Need to be Atheists
In Hungary, the Hungarian Communist Party announces that it will no longer require members to be atheists and will...
July History Calendar
Other events that occurred in July