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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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Dr Rudolf Boekh: Power Over Life Belongs to God & God's Representatives
A leading Lutheran physician, Dr. Rudolf Boekh, explains that the destruction of "lebensunwerten Lebens" (life unworthy of life) is...
Hitler: God is on the Side of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler delivers an address to the Reichstag in which he suggests that God is on their side, not...
Birth of William K. Clifford, Mathematician & Philosopher
Philosopher William K. Clifford is born in Exeter, England. A mathematician and philosopher who does not write a great...
Walz v. Tax Commission: Court Upholds Church Property Tax Exemptions
Decided: Walz v. Tax Commission of the City of NY — The U.S. Supreme Court rules 8-1 to uphold...
Yitzhak Rabin & Yasir Arafat Sign Gaza-Jericho Agreement
Gaza–Jericho Agreement: Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, sign a follow-up...
This Month in Atheist History
Clarence Darrow Criticizes William Jennings Bryan For Being Anti-Science
Clarence Darrow, who has volunteered to help defend John Scopes in his trial for violating the Butler Act prohibition...
Birth of Atheist Actress Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn is born in Hartford, Connecticut. An American actress, Hepburn is outspoken about her atheism when the subject...
Birth of Persian Poet Omar Khayyam
Persian poet Omar Khayyam (full name: Ghiyath al-Din Abu'l-Fath 'Umar ibn Ibrahim Al-Nishapuri al-Khayyami) is born in Nishapur. ...
Birth of British Philosopher Bertrand Russell
British philosopher Bertrand Russell is born in Ravenscroft, Wales. Along with A.N. Whitehead, Russell will write Principia Mathematica in...
First Ethical Culture Society Meeting in New York City
The first Ethical Culture Society meets in New York City with around 100 members. Felix Adler, the founder...
May History Calendar
Other events that occurred in May