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History Calendar: March 27, 2006
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1378
Pope Gregory XI, the last French pope, died

1836
The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio.

1940
Heinrich Himmler ordered the construction of the concentration camp of Auschwitz at Katowice, Poland.

1944
Decided: Follett v. Town of McCormick
Should people who earn their living by selling or distributing religious materials be required to pay the same licensing fees and taxes as are expected of those who sell or distribute non-religious materials? Does "freedom of religion" also mean "freedom from having to pay government fees" like everyone else?

1950
The Indian government places the Calcutta suburb of Howrah under martial law in order to stem the rising tide of religious violence in the area.

1962
Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel of Louisiana ordered all Roman Catholic schools in the New Orleans diocese to end their policies of racial segregation.



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