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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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Msgr. Steinmann Tells Catholic Youth Hitler's Place in Germany Was Decreed by God
Monsignor Paul Steinmann, Vicar General of Berlin, tells a meeting of Catholic youth that they should be glad that...
Death of Leon Trotsky From Wounds Inflicted by Axe Wielding Undercover Soviet Agent
Leon Trotsky dies from wounds he received the previous day when he was attacked with an ice axe by...
ACLU Files Suit to Remove Evolution Disclaimer in School Textbooks
The American Civil Liberties Union files a lawsuit in federal court to force the removal of disclaimers on evolution...
Associate Justices of Alabama Supreme Court Orders Ten Commandments Monument Removed
Because Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, refused to remove his Ten Commandments monument by the...
Xa Loi Pagoda Raids: South Vietnamese Government Raids Buddhist Temples
Xa Loi Pagoda Raids: On orders from Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of Roman Catholic president Ngo Dinh Diem, Special...
This Month in Atheist History
Death of Friedrich Engels, Known for Socialist and Communist Political Philosophy
Friedrich Engels dies in London, England at the age of 74 from throat cancer. Along with Karl Marx,...
George Holyoake to Serve Six Months in Prison for Blasphemy
George Jacob Holyoake is sentenced to six months in prison for blasphemy. This makes him the last person ever...
Birth of Felix Adler, Founder of Society for Ethical Culture
Felix Adler is born in Alzey, Germany. Founder of the Society for Ethical Culture in New York City in...
First Publication of Friedrich Nietzsche's Book Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Nietzsche's book Beyond Good and Evil (Jenseits von Gut und Böse) is first published. It is subtitled "Prelude...
Government Investigates FCC Decision on Fairness for Atheists on Radio
A special committee is created in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate a two-year-old FCC decision that radio...
August History Calendar
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