|In 1941, Wilson Picket was born in Prattville, Alabama, U.S. Pickett's forceful, passionate style of singing was developed in the church and on the streets of Detroit. In 1955, Pickett became part of a gospel music group called the Violinaires. The group accompanied The Soul Stirrers, The Swan Silvertones, and The Davis Sisters on church tours across the country. Picket, and his contemporary gospel singers of the day Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, led a religious awakening for African Americans. They went all around the world singing about a thing called soul ..|
|In 1962, the Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954, representing a de facto recognition of the new state. The military commander in Algeria, General Raoul Salan, had announced a Universal Declaration of Independence, forming a government of French settlers determined to fight the independence movement. Led by Salan and a group of French army officers staged a successful coup in Algiers in April 1961 as well as carrying out several bomb attacks in mainland France assassinating President de Gaulle.|
|In 1314, Jacques de Molay, greatest of the Knights Templar was executed. A minor Burgundian noble, de Molay served as the 23rd and officially last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. He is probably the best known Templar besides the order's founder and first grand master, Hugues de Payens. Upon his election before 20 April 1292, he promised to reform the order and adjust it to the situation in the Holy Land. With no crusader states remaining to protect and with other problems surfacing, the right of the order to exist was in question. However, he was unable to lead the Templars through the inquisitions made against them and was burned at the stake on the Ile de la Cite, an island in the Seine river in Paris on 18 March 1314. The execution was ordered by Philippe le Bel (Philip the Fair) after Jacques retracted all of his previous confessions, which outraged the French king. Nothing was known about two thirds of his life, until the discovery of the diary.|
|Jacques de Molay|
|Jacques de Molay cursed Philippe le Bel and his descent from his execution pyre. And, indeed, the rapid succession of the last Direct Capetian kings of France between 1314 and 1328, the three sons of Philippe IV, led many to believe that the dynasty had been cursed - thus the name of 'The Accursed Kings' (Les Rois Maudits). Also, de Molay apparently challenged the king and the pope to meet him before the judgment of God before the year was over, although this story is recorded in no contemporaneous accounts of de Molay's execution. Philip and Clement V in fact both died in 1314. The 300 year old House of Capet collapsed during the next 14 years. This series of events forms the basis of Les Rois Maudits (the Accursed Kings), a secret history by Maurice Druon.|
With due respect to the sworn testimony of God-fearing citizen, James Marshall Hendrix of Seattle, Washington-
Purple Haze all around, whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me, and in accordance with the laws of holy scripture,-
mistress Joyce Lucas, covenor of Joyce's House Of Glamour to be hung from the wall this evening.
Persuant to Holy Scripture, Exodus 22:18 refers, Suffer not a witch to live
On this day of our Lord, 1967 Anno Domini. Not the potter, but the potter's clay. Amen.
|In 1940, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco and Oswald Mosley met at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an anti-communist alliance against France and the Soviet Union. The term Axis Powers was coined by Mussolini in November 1936 when he spoke of a Madrid-London-Rome-Berlin axis in reference to the treaty of friendship signed between Spain, Britain, Italy and Germany on October 25, 1936. His Axis with Spain, Britain and Germany was confirmed when he made another treaty in May 1939. Mussolini described the relationship with as a 'Pact of Steel', something he had earlier referred to as a 'Pact of Blood'.|