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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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Body of Italian Fascist Mussolini Stolen From Unmarked Grave
On this Easter Sunday, the body of former Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini is stolen from an unmarked grave...
Founding of Rome by Twin Brothers Romulus and Remus
This is the traditional date for the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus, twin brothers suckled by a...
Roman Law: Women Forced into Prostitution Will be Freed
Emperors Theodosius II and Valentinian III decree that if a woman is forced into prostitution by her father or...
Roman Law: Christians Don't Have to go to Court on Sundays
Emperors Valentinian I and Valens issue a new law prohibiting government officials from having Christians appear in courts for...
U.S. v. Vuitch: Court Rules Abortion to Save Woman's Life is Constitutional
Decided: United States v. Vuitch — The U.S. Supreme Court rules that a District of Columbia law allowing abortion...
This Month in Atheist History
Birth of George Jacob Holyoake, Leader of English Freethought Movement
George Jacob Holyoake is born in Birmingham, England. Holyoake will be a leader of the English freethought movement who...
Birth of Clarence Darrow, One of America's Most Famous Lawyers
Clarence Darrow is born. One of America's most famous lawyers, Clarence Darrow will make a name for himself by...
Birth of American Atheist Madalyn Evalyn Mays on Easter Sunday
American atheist Madalyn Evalyn Mays (later Madalyn Murray O'Hair) is born on Easter Sunday. She will become famous (or...
Death of William of Ockham, Philosopher and English Franciscan Theologian
Philosopher and theologian William of Ockham dies in Munich. William of Ockham was an English Franciscan theologian who...
Bavaria's Catholic Bishops Instruct Priests to Oppose Godlessness, Support the Government
Catholic bishops in Bavaria instruct their priests that they must oppose godlessness while supporting the government.
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