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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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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...
Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network Begins Broadcasting on TV in Virginia
The Christian Broadcasting Network, founded and run by Pat Robertson, begins broadcasting on TV in Portsmouth, Virginia. The first...
Mormon War Starts When Anti-Mormon Vigilantes Attack Mormon Settlers in DeWitt, Missouri
Mormon War: Anti-Mormon vigilantes attack Mormons in DeWitt, Missouri. Armed men from other counties have come in to help...
Germany Starts Annexation of Sudetenland
Germany begins its annexation of the Sudetenland, the ethnic German region of Czechoslovakia named after Sudetes mountains and handed...
Ivan Pavlov Writes Earliest Account of Classical Conditioning
Ivan Pavlov writes a science article which includes an early description of the phenomenon of classical conditioning. ...
This Month in Atheist History
Madalyn Murray (O'Hair) is Interviewed by a Newspaper About Her Fight Against School Prayer and Bible Reading
Stephen Nordlinger, a reporter for Baltimore's Morning Sun newspaper, comes to the home of Madalyn Murray (later O'Hair) to...
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...
Madalyn Murray (O'Hair) Tells School Her Son Won't Attend if Prayer and Bible Reading Remain Mandatory
After sending an official written notice to Baltimore school officials that she would keep her son out of school...
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...
William Murray Refuses to Pray at School, Launching Madalyn Murray O'Hair's Famous Legal Case
William Murray, the oldest son of Madalyn Murray (later O'Hair) refuses to pray at school. For the past couple...