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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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Rev. Paul Hill Murders Abortion Provider Dr. John Britton & His Bodyguard
Rev. Paul Hill shoots and kills Dr. John Britton, an abortion provider, and his bodyguard James Barrett. Barrett's wife,...
Hungary's Communist Party: Members No Longer Need to be Atheists
In Hungary, the Hungarian Communist Party announces that it will no longer require members to be atheists and will...
Guilty Verdict for John Demjanjuk is Overturned by Israeli Supreme Court
The Israeli Supreme Court overturns the guilty verdict in the case of John Demjanjuk, convicted in 1988 of being...
Birth of Benito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini is born in Italy. Mussolini's father, a socialist, names his son "Benito" after Mexican reformist President Benito...
Death of Pope Urban II Who Initiated First Crusade
Pope Urban II dies. Born Otho de Lagery in France, Urban had followed the lead set by his predecessor,...
This Month in Atheist History
President Coolidge Tells Boy Scouts a Man Cannot Be Great Without Belief in God
Speaking by telephone to a group of Boy Scouts preparing to sail to Copenhagen to represent America at an...
Birth of Freethinker Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, Will Publish the Little Blue Books
Freethinker Emanuel (Haldeman) Julius is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Russian-Jewish immigrants who fled Russia to escape religious persecution....
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...
Catholics in the Communist Party are Excommunicated by Pope Pius XII
Pope Pius XII excommunicates all Catholics who are also members of the Communist Party. Pius XII never did anything...
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...
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