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Birth of Wilhelm Frick, Cabinet Member of Adolf Hitler
Mormon Fanatic John Doyle Lee Executed by Firing Squad for Mountain Meadows Massacre
Charles S. Peirce Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Jihad Against Russians Announced by Ottoman Sheikh
Death of Mormon Leader Brigham Young
Friedrich Nietzsche Returns to Basel to Finish His Book Human, All Too Human
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Organized in Hillsboro, Ohio
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Photos of Abuse and Humiliation of Iraqi Prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison Released
Photographs of abuse and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers in the Abu Ghraib prison...
Tariq ibn Ziyad Crosses from Africa to Europe, Begins Muslim Invasion of Europe
Tariq ibn Ziyad, a Berber officer, crosses the strait separating Africa and Europe with a group of Muslims and...
Spanish Archbishop Casado: Civil Penalties for Sexual Abuse are Unwarranted
Archbishop Julian Herranz Casado, head of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts, addresses the Catholic University...
Pope Pius VIII Complains that French Constitution Protects Religious Liberty
In an Apostolic Letter, Pope Pius VIII complains about the French constitution, especially the fact that it protects broad...
Film 'All Quiet on the Western Front' Opens in America
All Quiet On The Western Front, a film based on a novel of the same name by German writer...
This Month in Atheist History
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...
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...
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...
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...
Torcaso v. Watkins: Supreme Court Rules Against Religious Tests for Public Office
Argued: Torcaso v. Watkins — The U.S. Supreme Court will rule unanimously that Maryland's religious test for public office...
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