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Death of King Baldwin IV from Leprosy
Fall of Byzantine City of Thessalonica
Normans End Siege of Greek Thessalonica
Death of Pope Lucius III
Urban III Elected Pope
Death of Alfonso I Henriques, the First King of Portugal
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Britain Suspends Provincial Government, Takes Control of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's provincial government and parliament are suspended and Britain imposes direct rule from London for one year. There...
Roman Emperors Renew Restrictions on Christian Heretics
Roman emperors Arcadius and Honorius issue an edict restating earlier restrictions on Christian heretics. This edict brings the power...
Segregationist Leander H. Perez Attacks Archbishop Rummel Over Desegregation Order
Leander H. Perez, a defender of racial segregation, begins attacks on Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel of Louisiana for his...
Inquisitor-General Tomas Torquemada Recommends All Jews be Expelled from Spain
Inquisitor-General Tomas Torquemada once more recommends to Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon that all Jews...
David Waters Sentenced for Murders of Madalyn Murray O'Hair and Family
David Waters is sentenced for the murders of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, her son Jon Garth, and her granddaughter Robin...
This Month in Atheist History
Southern Lawmakers Vow to Resist and Reverse Desegregation of Public Schools
Ninety-six senators and congressmen from southern states sign a manifesto entitled "Declaration of Constitutional Principles." This is one-fifth of...
Death of Clarence Darrow, Lawyer and Social Critic
Clarence Darrow dies. One of America's most famous lawyers, Clarence Darrow made a name for himself by participating in...
Death of Susan B. Anthony, Civil Rights and Women's Suffrage Activist
Susan B. Anthony, civil rights and women's suffrage activist, dies. Always a political and social activist, she participated...
Pope Pius XII Issues Holy Year Encyclical to Combat Atheism
Pope Pius XII publishes a Holy Year encyclical entiteled "On A Program For Combating Atheistic Propaganda Throughout The World"....
Bertrand Russell Delivers 'Why I Am Not a Christian' Speech at National Secular Society
While at the South London Branch of the National Secular Society, philosopher Bertrand Russell delivers his now-famous address "Why...
March History Calendar
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