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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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Death of James Butler Hickok, Better Known as Wild Bill Hickok
James Butler Hickok, later known most widely as Wild Bill Hickok, dies in Deadwood, a town in the Dakota...
Death of Paul von Hindenburg, President of Weimar Republic in Germany
Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, better known simply as Paul von Hindenburg, dies at the...
Iraq-Kuwait War Starts With Iraq Invading Kuwait
Iraq-Kuwait War: Iraq launches an invasion of its southern neighbor, Kuwait, with four elite Iraqi Republican Guard divisions as...
Official Signing of U.S. Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The United States Declaration of Independence is officially signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is commonly believed that it was...
Einstein and Szilárd Urge Roosevelt to Develop Nuclear Weapons Before Nazis Do
Einstein–Szilárd Letter: Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging that the United States begin work...
This Month in Atheist History
Birth of Freethinker Robert Ingersoll, Proponent of Secularism and Religious Skepticism
Freethinker Robert Green Ingersoll is born in Dresden, New York. He will become a famous agnostic and atheist, but...
Michael Newdow Sues Congress for Tax-Payer Funded Chaplains
Michael Newdow, a lawyer and emergency room doctor who has already filed suit to remove the phrase "under God"...
Government Appeals Newdow v. U.S. Congress Which Struck Down Under God in Pledge
The U.S. Justice Department files an appeal of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling in the Newdow vs....
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...
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...
August History Calendar
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