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History Calendar: June 14, 2006
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1098
The Holy Lance is "discovered" by Peter Bartholomew subsequent to a vision from Jesus Christ and St. Andrew that it is located in Antioch, recently captured by the Crusaders. This dramatically improves the spirits of the Crusaders now besieged in Antioch by Emir Kerboga, Attabeg of Mosul.

1826
The Auspicious Incident: Janissaries revolt in Istanbul, but the populace and other government forces are against them. The Janissaries suffer massive casualties; those who survive face execution or banishment.

1920
Max Weber dies.

1924
The words "the flag of the United States of America" are substituted for "my Flag" in the The Pledge of Allegiance.

1943
Decided: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette
The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that a school district violated the rights of students by forcing them to salute the American flag.

1956
President Eisenhower signed a congressional resolution which added the words "under God" to the The Pledge of Allegiance. The last phrase now reads: '...one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.'

1965
In an editorial that appeared in the bi-weekly journal "Christianity & Crisis," a statement signed by 16 prominent Protestant clergymen argued that American policies in Vietnam threatened "our chance to cooperate with the Soviet Union for peace in Asia."

1966
Originally created by Pope Paul IV in 1557, the 'Index of Prohibited Books' was abolished by Pope Paul VI.

1984
The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution against ordaining women in the Baptist Church.

1985
Members of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group hijacked TWA Flight 847 after it left Athens. They divert the flight to Beirut where they murder U.S. Marine Robert Dean Stethem and hold the other hostages until the end of June.

2002
In Dallas, a meeting of the American bishops adopt a Charter Protection of Children and Young People and a set of Essential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons. According to the new standards, any priest who sexual abuses a minor must be removed from office - no second chances.

2004
In the case of Newdow v. U.S. Congress, the United States Supreme Court overturns a Ninth Circuit Court decision that struck the addition of "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. The 8-0 ruling is reached on a technicality that Michael Newdow doesn't have standing to bring the case in the first place.



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