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History Calendar: September 04, 2006
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Pope Boniface I died.

Boniface of Montferrat, leader of the Fourth Crusade and founder the Kingdom of Thessalonica, is ambushed and killed by Kaloyan, Tsar of Bulgaria.

A few delegates to the Council of Basel who remained in Basel after the Council was moved to Italy deposed Pope Eugene IV, but their decision was disregarded by most of Europe.

Suleiman the Magnificent leads the Ottoman Turks in an assault on the Hospitallers in Rhodes who are able to hold out until the end of the year, despite numbering just 500 knights, about 100 fighting chaplains, a thousand mercenaries, and a thousand islanders. The Turkish force, in comparison, numbers some 20,000 troops and 40,000 sailors.

Albert Schweitzer died in Lambarene, Gabon, Africa.

The Assemblies of God opened its first theological graduate school in Springfield, Missouri. This was the second Pentecostal school of theology in the United States, with the first opened in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Oral Roberts.

Pope John Paul II began his first visit to the former Soviet Union.

A triple suicide bombing in the heart of Jerusalem killed seven people, including the three bombers.

Three suicide bombers detonate massive explosions in a shopping area of Jerusalem. Four are killed and at least 180 are seriously injured.

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