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November 13, 1956

On November 13, 1956, the US Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses. They refused to rule on religious segregation as the Baptists were going to sit in the back anyway, while the Catholics would … Continue reading

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January 30, 1661

On January 30, 1661, England executed Oliver Cromwell, former Lord Protector and Ruler of the Commonwealth of England for regicide. The common people of England didn’t really care that he had Charles I executed on January 30, 1649, twelve years … Continue reading

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August 25, 2008

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2008, Father Antonio Rungi of the Passionists order in the town of Mondragone, Italy proposed on his blog to hold a “Beauty Contests for Nuns” where the nuns would send him photos and people … Continue reading

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July 10, 1609

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1609 the Catholic states in Germany created the Catholic League to counteract the Protestant Union, which had been formed in 1608. One important difference between the two separate Leagues was that the Catholic League … Continue reading

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May 23, 1618

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1618, The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window from the upper floors of the Hradcany Castle in Prague by a mob of Protestants. They fell … Continue reading

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December 8, 1854

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. This theory holds that Mary, mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment she was conceived. It was later learned … Continue reading

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July 30, 1419

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1419, Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of the executed dictionary reformer, Jan Hus, stormed into Prague and threw all seven members of the Catholic Dictionary Council out the window of the Council House, killing most from … Continue reading

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July 18, 1870

On This Day in HISTORY in 1870 – The First Vatican Council decreed the dogma of papal infallibility. Immediately afterwards Pope Pius IX walked into one of the free-standing marble pillars in the Vatican while walking and talking with Don … Continue reading

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