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8 April 426
Roman Law: Jewish Parents Can't Disinherit Family Who Convert to Christianity

Roman Law: Jewish Parents Can't Disinherit Family Who Convert to Christianity

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8 April 1099
Peter Bartholomew Agrees to Trial by Fire to Prove He Found the Holy Lance

Peter Bartholomew Agrees to Trial by Fire to Prove He Found the Holy Lance

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8 April 1139
Roger II of Sicily Excommunicated

Roger II of Sicily Excommunicated

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8 April 1143
Byzantine Emperor John II Comnenus Dies by Accidental Poisoning

Byzantine Emperor John II Comnenus Dies by Accidental Poisoning

8 April 1149
Pope Eugene III Has to Flee Rome and Take Refuge in a Castle in Tusculum

Pope Eugene III Has to Flee Rome and Take Refuge in a Castle in Tusculum

8 April 1271
Krak des Chevaliers, Knights Hospitalier Headquarters, Conquered by Mamluks

Krak des Chevaliers, Knights Hospitalier Headquarters, Conquered by Mamluks

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8 April 1318
Birth of Future Pope Urban VI

Birth of Future Pope Urban VI

8 April 1336
Birth of Timur-i Lang (Tamerlane) in Uzbekistan

Birth of Timur-i Lang (Tamerlane) in Uzbekistan

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8 April 1455
Election of Pope Callistus III

Election of Pope Callistus III

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8 April 1497
Girolamo Savonarola Arrested, Will Be Tortured for Weeks

Girolamo Savonarola Arrested, Will Be Tortured for Weeks

8 April 1546
Council of Trent: Jerome's Latin Vulgate Accepted as Official Bible of Catholic Church

Council of Trent: Jerome's Latin Vulgate Accepted as Official Bible of Catholic Church

8 April 1586
Death of Martin Chemnitz, Protestant Reformer

Death of Martin Chemnitz, Protestant Reformer

8 April 1626
Death of British Philosopher Francis Bacon

Death of British Philosopher Francis Bacon

8 April 1730
Shearith Israel: First Synagogue in America Dedicated

Shearith Israel: First Synagogue in America Dedicated

8 April 1802

French Protestant Church Becomes State Supported and State Controlled

8 April 1859
Birth of Edmund Husserl, Philosopher of Phenomenology

Birth of Edmund Husserl, Philosopher of Phenomenology

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8 April 1903
Nebraska Passes Law Against Desecration of U.S. Flag

Nebraska Passes Law Against Desecration of U.S. Flag

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8 April 1912
Birth of Alois Brunner, Trusted Assistant of Adolf Eichmann

Birth of Alois Brunner, Trusted Assistant of Adolf Eichmann

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8 April 1933
Hitler Meets With League of Nations Commissioner about Jewish Refugees

Hitler Meets With League of Nations Commissioner about Jewish Refugees

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8 April 1933
Dachau Guards Shoot Four Jewish Inmates

Dachau Guards Shoot Four Jewish Inmates

8 April 1936
Preparing for 1936 Olympics, Berlin Removes Anti-Semitic Signs

Preparing for 1936 Olympics, Berlin Removes Anti-Semitic Signs

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8 April 1938

Vienna's Rothschild Bank Taken Over by Austrian Credit Institute

8 April 1947
Kinsey Institute for Sex Research Incorporated in Indiana

Kinsey Institute for Sex Research Incorporated in Indiana

8 April 1950
India and Pakistan Sign Agreement to Protect Religious Minorities, Reduce Religious Violence

India and Pakistan Sign Agreement to Protect Religious Minorities, Reduce Religious Violence

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8 April 1988
Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart Defrocked by Assemblies of God After Scandal

Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart Defrocked by Assemblies of God After Scandal

8 April 1992
German and Israeli Authorities: Genetic Testing Confirms that Remains are of Dr. Josef Mengele

German and Israeli Authorities: Genetic Testing Confirms that Remains are of Dr. Josef Mengele

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8 April 2005
Funeral for Pope John Paul II Held in St. Peter's Square

Funeral for Pope John Paul II Held in St. Peter's Square

 
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