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Byzantine Nobility Install Alexius Murtzuphlos to Throne
Eleanor of Aquitaine Dies in Convent
Armies of the Fourth Crusade Begin Assault on Constantinople
Soldiers of Fourth Crusade Capture and Sack Constantinople
Latin Empire of Byzantium Established After Capture of Constantinople by Fourth Crusade
Baldwin of Flanders Crowned First Latin Emperor of Constantinople
Death of Jewish Philosopher Moses Maimonides
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Alexander the Great Defeats Darius III at Battle of Gaugamela
Battle of Gaugamela: Alexander the Great leads the combined Greek forces to defeat Darius III of Persia. Contemporary accounts...
Karl Marx Publishes First Volume of Capital: Critique of Political Economy
Karl Marx publishes the first volume of his famous work, Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie (Capital: Critique of...
Denmark's Law Recognizing Registered Partnerships is World's First Law for Same-Sex Unions
In Denmark, a law recognizing "registered partnerships" comes into force. Registered partnerships have almost all the same qualities as...
T.E. Lawrence Enters Damascus With Arab Forces
T. E. Lawrence enters Damascus with the Arab forces that have constituted the Arab Revolt. Lawrence hopes that Damascus...
Same Sex Couple Manonia Evans and Donna Burkett Apply for Marriage License
Manonia Evans and Donna L. Burkett apply for marriage licenses in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Milwaukee County Clerk Thomas Zablocki...
This Month in Atheist History
Birth of German Philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche is born to Karl Ludwig Nietzsche and Franziska Nietzsche in Röcken, Prussia. His father, a Lutheran...
Death of British Freethinker George William Foote
British freethinker George William Foote dies. Generally disposed to live a quiet life, he became radicalized when Charles Bradlaugh...
Maryland Judge Shirley Jones Dismisses Indictment Against Madalyn Murray-O'Hair
In Baltimore, Maryland, Criminal Court Judge Shirley Jones dismisses the nine-count indictment against Madalyn Murray-O'Hair because the grand jury...
Interview with Madalyn Murray (O'Hair) About her Fight Against School Prayer and Bible Reading is Published
Baltimore's Morning Sun prints a front-page story about Madalyn Murray (later O'Hair) and her fight to excuse her son...
Death of John T. Scopes, Famous Defendant in Scopes Monkey Trial
John T. Scopes dies of cancer at the age of 70 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Famous as the defendant in...