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May 13

May 13, 1917: Three shepherd children report that the Virgin Mary appeared to them in Fatima, Portugal.

May 13, 1925: Florida's House of Representatives passes a bill requiring schools to conduct daily Bible readings.

May 13, 1963: A.W. Tozer, Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor and devotional author of The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy, dies.

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June 15, 1215: King John signs the Magna Carta, which begins, "The Church of England shall be free.

June 15, 1520: In the papal encyclical "Exsurge Domine," Leo X condemns Martin Luther on 41 of counts of heresy, branding him an enemy of the Roman Catholic Church. After the encyclical, Luther's works were burned in Rome (see issue 34: Luther's Early Years).

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