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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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Hitler: God Will Provide a Leader for Germany
Adolf Hitler gives a speech telling people that God will provide them with a leader who will help them....
Council of Constance Condemns Reformers John Wycliffe & John Hus
The eighth session of the Council of Constance condemns religious reformers John Wycliffe and John Hus. John Hus had...
Birth of William K. Clifford, Mathematician & Philosopher
Philosopher William K. Clifford is born in Exeter, England. A mathematician and philosopher who does not write a great...
Pope Pius XI Criticizes Hitler After Being Snubbed During Hitler's Visit to Rome
In an address to 500 newly married couples at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Pius XI criticizes Adolf Hitler, currently visiting...
Dr Rudolf Boekh: Power Over Life Belongs to God & God's Representatives
A leading Lutheran physician, Dr. Rudolf Boekh, explains that the destruction of "lebensunwerten Lebens" (life unworthy of life) is...
This Month in Atheist History
Taliban Bans Women From Driving in Afghanistan, Even Foreign Women
In Afghanistan, the Taliban bans all women from driving — even including foreign women who are in Afghanistan as...
Pope John Paul II Admits Catholic Church Erred in Condemning Galileo
Pope John Paul II admits that the Catholic Church made an error in 1663 when it condemned Galileo....
Death of Emma Goldman, Freeethinker & Anarchist
Anarchist and freethinker Emma Goldman dies. Goldman always believed that freethought and anarchism were connected because both involve challenging...
Death of French Philosopher Voltaire
French philosopher Voltaire dies. Voltaire was one of the most famous of the French philosophers during the French Enlightenment...
Joseph Lewis Wants to Stop Religious Instruction in Public Schools
Joseph Lewis, President of the Freethinkers' Society of New York, issues an appeal for donations to help fight a...
May History Calendar
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