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History Calendar: April 28, 2006
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Conrad of Montferrat is murdered by two members of the sect of the Assassins who had, for the previous two months, posed as monks in order to gain his trust. The Assassins had not sided with Saladin against the Crusaders - instead, they were paying Conrad back for his capture of a shipload of Assassin treasure the year before. Because Conrad was dead and his rival Guy of Lusignan had already been deposed, the throne of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem was now vacant.

Kurt Goedel was born in Brunn, Austria-Hungary (now Brno, Czech Republic).

King Faud of Egypt died, leaving the throne to his only son Faruk. At the time, Faruk as 16 years old.

Saddam Hussein, former dictator of Iraq, was born.

The 100th General Assembly of the Southern Presbyterian Church (PCUS) passed a resolution declaring that sexual relations in the context of marriage but without the intent to conceive children were not sinful.

Argued: Haller v. Pennsylvania
If tax exemptions are available only to religious groups, is that constitutional or is that force citizens to support religion? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that tax exemptions offered only to certain types of religious literature and not to other types of religious literature or any non-religious literature was unconstitutional.

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