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History Calendar: October 17, 2006
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Pope Boniface II died.

Battle of LaForbie: A large army of Crusaders is utterly destroyed by Muslims near Gaza. Egyptian forces are commanded by Baibars, a Mamluk soldier who would later lead a revolt against the Egyptian Sultan and take control of the region.

Pope Innocent VII was elected.

Pope Sixtus IV launched the Spanish Inquisition, placing it under joint administration of both the church and the state. Tomas de Torquemada, 63, was appointed Grand Inquisitor in charge of removing Jews and Muslims from Spain.

Pope John Paul I was born.

Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Feast Day of Saint Ignatius.

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