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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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Judge Orders Painting of Crucifixion Removed from Public School Auditorium
Federal District Court Judge Howard G. Munson in Syracuse, New York, orders the removal of a painting of a...
Little Rock Clergy Support Racial Integration, But Remain Silent
Dr. Thomas F. Pettigrew of Harvard University announces the results of a study he's done of clergy in Little...
Father Benedict Groeschel: Priests are Being Seduced by Children
In an interview in the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel, of the Archdiocese of New York expresses sympathy...
Marco Rubio: God is the Source of All We Have and Faith is God is Most Important American Value
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, in a speech for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, says that atheists aren't real...
Michael Newdow Sues Congress for Tax-Payer Funded Chaplains
Michael Newdow, a lawyer and emergency room doctor who has already filed suit to remove the phrase "under God"...
This Month in Atheist History
Communist Control Act Outlaws Communist Party in U.S.
The Communist Party is outlawed in the United States when the Communist Control Act goes into effect. Signed by...
Judges Can't Force Atheist Jurors to Swear Religious Oath
Decided: Society of Separationists v. Herman — A divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rules 2-1 that judges can't...
Humanist Manifesto II is Published
The Humanist Manifesto II is first published in the September / October issue of The Humanist. Written by Paul...
Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Son, and Granddaughter Are Likely Kidnapped
Madalyn Murray O'Hair, her son Jon Garth, and her granddaughter Robin O'Hair are most likely kidnapped by David Waters,...
Birth of Freethinker Robert Ingersoll, Proponent of Secularism and Religious Skepticism
Freethinker Robert Green Ingersoll is born in Dresden, New York. He will become a famous agnostic and atheist, but...
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