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History Calendar: January 15, 2006
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0708
Sisinnius was elected pope.

1535
Henry VIII declared himself head of the English Church.

1562
The Council of Trent opened its third meeting.

1595
Death of Murad III, sultan of the Ottoman Empire and eldest son of Selim II. Murad didn't care much for political matters, preferring instead to spend time with his harem. He had fathered 103 children. One, Mehmed III, succeeds Murad and has his sixteen brothers strangled to death in order to avoid any fights over who would rule.

1697
Citizens of Massachusetts spent the day fasting and repenting for their role in the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.

1842
Josef Breuer, Sigmund Freud's first collaborator, was born. Breuer helped develop the methods of free association and emotional catharsis.

1918
Gamal Abdal Nasser was born in Alexandria, Egypt.

1920
Cardinal John O'Connor was born.

1951
The Supreme Court ruled that a "clear and present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech and, hence, is a justified reason for arresting someone.

1973
Israeli prime minister Golda Meir meets with Pope Paul VI in the Vatican.

2001
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was sworn into office, pledging that "God's law will be publicly acknowledged in our court."



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