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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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King Phillip IV Orders Jews Expelled From France, Takes Their Money
King Phillip IV (the Fair) of France orders the expulsion of Jews from France. The most immediate cause...
King David Hotel in Jerusalem Bombed by Jewish Terrorist Group Irgun Zevai Leumi
Irgun Zevai Leumi, a Jewish extremist and terrorist organization led by Menachem Begin, blows up a wing of the...
First Mormon Settlers Enter Great Salt Lake Valley
The first group of Mormon immigrants enter the Great Salt Lake Valley, still Mexican territory at this time. Not...
Cathars, Catholics, & Priests Massacred Indiscriminately by Crusaders in Béziers
The city of Béziers in southern France is sacked and its population of around 10,000 massacred — both Cathars...
Public School Superintendant: Religious Instruction Should Stay in Schools
Thomas D. Bailey, son of a Methodist minister and superintendant of public schools in Florida, tells a statewide principals'...
This Month in Atheist History
Birth of Eric Hoffer, Social & Political Philosopher
American philosopher Eric Hoffer is born in New York City to immigrants from Alsace. Eric Hoffer will be a...
Madalyn Murray-O'Hair Gives Interview About Her Legal Fight 25 Years Ago
Madalyn Murray-O'Hair talks to Carl Schoettler of the Baltimore Evening Sun about her memories of her legal fight 25...
Ann Landers Says Children Shouldn't Make Their Own Religious Choices
Ann Landers, a famous advice columnist, tells an agnostic writer that their agnosticism demonstrates why it's a bad idea...
Death of Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, Freethinker & Publisher of the Little Blue Books
Emanuel Haldeman-Julius dies from drowning in a swimming pool. Some consider the death suspicious because J. Edgar Hoover has...
Drama Critic & Lecturer Sydney J. Harris Says Being an Atheist is Shallow & Dumb
Sydney J. Harris, a widely respected drama critic and lecturer, says it's shallow and dumb to not believe in...
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