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History Calendar: January 12, 2006
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1208
Raymond IV of Toulouse, a French noble accused of supporting Catharism, meets with papal representative Pierre de Castelnau at Saint-Gilles, in Provence. The two exchange threats and de Castelnau would be assassinated when leaving the city the next day. Both Raymond specifically and Cathars generally are blamed for the killing, leading to calls for the Crusade against the Cathars.

1729
Edmund Burke, the British author and famous Conservative, was born.

1863
Religious and spiritual leader Vivekananda was born.

1947
A truce between Zionists and the British military ends when Zionist terrorists blow up the Haifa district police station, killing four people.

1949
The cornerstone for the first Muslim mosque in Washington D.C. was laid.

2003
Speaking before a small crowd in Fredericksburg, Virginia, at a "Religious Freedom Day" event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Knights Templar, two Roman Catholic fraternal organizations, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia claimed that the Supreme Court had gone too far in separating church and state. He also attacked a 9th Circuit Court ruling against the addition of "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance because it is highly unusual, and perhaps unethical, for a judge to comment on a case he or she might have to rule on later.



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