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History Calendar: March 18, 2006
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0417
Zosimus was elected pope.

0731
Gregory III was elected pope.

1123
The First Lateran Council opens in Rome. It is the Ninth Ecumenical Council and the first to be held in the West. The most important issue addressed concerned the right of investiture. Summoned by Pope Callistus II, it was held in the Lateran Palace, Rome, and many of the council's decrees became part of the evolving corpus of canon law.

1190
Crusaders on a rampage kill 57 Jews in Bury St. Edmonds, England

1227
Pope Honorius III died.

1229
Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Conrad IV of Germany had become titular King of Jerusalem the previous year with his father Frederick II as regent. Frederick's wife, Yolanda of Jerusalem and titular Queen of Jerusalem, had died the previous year, so Frederick took the crown for himself.

1314
Thirty-Nine French Knights Templar are burned at the stake.

1886
Jewish historian Leopold Zunz died.

1980
Erich Fromm died in Muralto, Switzerland.



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