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History Calendar: March 01, 2006
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Pope Felix III died.

Gelasius I was elected pope

John VII was elected pope.

Pope Leo VIII died.

Pope Martin V called for crusade against followers of John Hus.

Pope Gregory XIV threatened to excommunicate French king Henri IV.

The Salem Witch Trials in the Massachusetts colony were officially launched with the conviction of Tituba, the West Indian slave of Rev. Samuel Parris.

Yitzhak Rabin was born in Jerusalem while it was still under the British Mandate.

Zionist terrorists launch coordinated attacks against several British installations, killing sixteen people. Thirteen were killed in a single bombing of a British officers' club in Jerusalem.

Terrorists advocating independence for Puerto Rico began firing from the Visitor's Gallery at the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., wounding five Congressmen.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, suspected mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States, was arrested in Pakistan.

The Turkish parliament votes to reject a request from the American government to use Turkey as a base from which a northern front in the war on Iraq might be launched. Turkey had been expected to approve the measure and large amounts of military equipment had already been shipped to Turkish ports.

Ash Wednesday: in Western Christendom, this date marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of penitential preparation of Easter.

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