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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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Last Day U.S. & England Use Julian Calendar
This is the last day that the United States and England use the Julian calendar. The following day will...
Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra VII Declares Son Ptolemy XV Caesarion Co-Ruler of Egypt
Cleopatra VII Philopator, Pharaoh of Egypt, declares her son Ptolemy XV Caesarion as co-ruler of Egypt. Because he is...
Japan & U.S. Sign Surrender Documents on USS Missouri
Although Emperor Hirohito broadcast the Imperial Rescript of Surrender announcing the surrender of Japan on August 15, this is...
Treaty of Jaffa - Richard I & Saladin Sign Agreement Ending Third Crusade
Treaty of Jaffa: Richard I Lionheart and Saladin sign an agreement to put an end to hostilities of the...
Battle of Actium - Decisive Battle of Final War of Roman Republic
Battle of Actium: At Actium, a promontory of Acarnania in Greece, the fleet of Marc Antony and Cleopatra VII...
This Month in Atheist History
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...
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,...
Court Rules Against Madalyn Murray-O'Hair's Lawsuit to Remove 'So Help Me God'
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Madalyn Murray-O'Hair in her lawsuit to remove "so help me God"...
McCollum v. Board of Ed: Mother Challenges Religion Classes in Public School
Argued: McCollum v. Board of Education — In Illinois, closing arguments are made before a three-judge panel of the...
September History Calendar
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