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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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Athens Surrenders to Sparta at End of Peloponnesian War
Peloponnesian War: Athens has been fighting Sparta for supremacy in both Greece and the wider Aegean since 431 BCE,...
Germany's Catholic Churches Give Nazis Racial Background on All Catholic Germans
Catholic churches in Germany begin supplying the Nazis with detailed information on the racial background of all Germans with...
Supreme Court Rules Students Can be Forced to Salute American Flag
Argued: Minersville School District v. Gobitis — The U.S. Supreme Court rules in an 8-1 decision that a school...
After Hitler's Victory in Czechoslovakia, Pope Pius XII Sends Positive Message to Hitler
Pope Pius XII sends a message to Adolf Hitler after his conquest of Czechoslovakia, expressing his hope for a...
Colorado Governor John Love Signs First Liberalized Abortion Law
Governor John A. Love of Colorado signs the first liberalized abortion law (based upon a model created by the...
This Month in Atheist History
Torcaso v. Watkins: Supreme Court Rules Against Religious Tests for Public Office
Argued: Torcaso v. Watkins — The U.S. Supreme Court will rule unanimously that Maryland's religious test for public office...
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...
Judge Dismisses Madalyn Murray (O'Hair) Lawsuit Against Bible Reading in Public Schools
Judge J. Gilbert Pendergast dismisses a lawsuit brought by Madalyn Murray (later O'Hair) to force the end of required...
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.
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...
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