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America Receives Western Territories in Treaty With Mexico After War of 1848
'The Communist Manifesto' Published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Jews Granted Equal Civil Rights Throughout Germany, But Not in Bavaria
Jewish Ghetto Gates Pulled Down in Rome
Karl Marx Begins Publishing Neue Rheinische Zeitung
First U.S. Homeopathic Medical College is Founded in Philadelphia
Pope Pius IX Flees Mobs in Rome
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13-Year-Old Girl Found Molested and Murdered; Jewish Manager Leo Frank Blamed
In Atlanta, Georgia, a 13-year-old girl named Mary Phagan is found sexually molested and murdered in the basement of...
Hermann Goering Creates the Gestapo
The Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei) is created by Hermann Goering. He had earlier detached the political and intelligence sections from...
Hitler Claims Nazi Policies on the Jews are Just a Continuation of Catholic Church Doctrine
Adolf Hitler points out that what he is starting to do with Jews is merely what the Catholic Church...
Hitler Signs Nazi-Vatican Concordat, Puts His Support Behind Eliminating Secular Schools
Upon signing the Nazi-Vatican Concordat, Adolf Hitler puts his support behind the elimination of secular schools in favor of...
Birth of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosopher of Logical Positivism
German philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is born in Vienna, Austria. His work will be instrumental in the development of logical...
This Month in Atheist History
Birth of American Atheist Madalyn Evalyn Mays on Easter Sunday
American atheist Madalyn Evalyn Mays (later Madalyn Murray O'Hair) is born on Easter Sunday. She will become famous (or...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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