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This week in Christian history: First Crusade takes Jerusalem, anti-poverty activist born

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Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births and notable deaths.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight anniversaries of memorable events that occurred this week in Christian history. They include the birth of a notable Japanese Christian anti-poverty activist, the issuing of a Golden Bull, and the First Crusade conquest of Jerusalem.

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