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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 Let Pagan Temples Remain Open, but Sacrifices are Forbidden
Roman emperors Gratian, Valentinian II, and Theodosius I decree that a pagan temple — perhaps the one at Edessa...
Divorce in Germany Now Permitted for Sterility and Failure to Accept Nazi Teachings
The New York Times reports that new laws regarding divorce, being drawn up by Hans Frank, Nazi Commissioner of...
The Eternal Jew, An Anti-Semitic Propaganda Film, Shown for First Time in Berlin
In Berlin, the anti-Semitic propaganda film Der Ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew) is shown for the first time. Quite...
Cardinal Sean Brady Agrees to Deal on Sex Abuse Lawsuit
Cardinal Sean Brady, head of the Catholic Church in Ireland, agrees to a legal settlement over the role he...
John Demjanjuk's German Trial for Crimes Against Humanity Begins
John Demjanjuk's trial before a German court begins. John Demjanjuk is accused of being a war criminal for time...
This Month in Atheist History
Birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton is born in Johnstown, New York. Elizabeth Cady Stanton will become best known to the American...
President of an Atheist Group Convicted For Improper Use the Word God
Charles Lee Smith, New York president of the Association for the Advancement of Atheism, is convicted in the Municipal...
Birth of Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan is born in Brooklyn, New York, to Reform Jewish parents. He will receive his doctorate in astronomy...
Susan B. Anthony Arrested by U.S. Marshal for Voting in U.S. Presidential Election
Susan B. Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal because she voted in the U.S. presidential election two...
Madalyn Murray O'Hair Makes Her First T.V. Appearance on Phil Donahue's First Show
Madalyn Murray O'Hair makes her first appearance on the Phil Donahue show. This is also the first episode of...