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Friday, October 13, 2006 This day in history....

Welcome to Friday, October 13th. On this day 699 years ago, King Phillip of France set about putting a page in history, that to this day, still seems to have a profound effect on the world, thanks to authors such as Dan Brown, Steve Berry and the writing team of Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln.

It was on 13 October 1307 that Phillip set about destroying the Order of the Knights Templar. At dawn, he issued charges of heresy among others and his actions ultimate led to the end of the Order as it was known back then. Much has been speculated upon concerning the continuation of the Order and no one will ever know the exact truth, but such ponderings have given us much to think on. Believer or not, conspiracy theorist or not, the history following the destruction of this fabled group of men does stir the imaginations quite well.

As an aside to the actions and reactions from this one day in history, it has also lent to the idea that Friday the 13th is a bad day. For the superstitious, this is just one more notion to add to the pile that 13 is a unlucky number and Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. For me, I can't really say it's had that profound a negative effect on me. I turned 13 on a Friday the 13th. I even got a black cat for that birthday.

Regardless, 699 years ago, Friday, October 13th shook France and the ripple effect can still be felt even to this day.

To read more on Templars and their storied history, check out this website as a good jumping off point.

For me, my muse and I are off to get reaquainted with one and continue to tell his story. Here is to hoping your Friday the 13th is a good one.

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