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#106
DonnaB

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Did you know that at dawn on Friday, 13 October 1307 (a date sometimes linked with the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition) King Philip IV ordered de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be simultaneously arrested.

Their influence quickly grew as they set up banks, built fleets of ships and controlled the island of Cypress. Their banking system was ingenious as pilgrims could deposit funds in their home countries and withdraw funds in the Holy Land.

It has been said that King Philip IV owed the Templars money that he could not repay, which lead to false accusations and the take down of the Templars to prevent from having to pay the money back...

And the rest of the story.... very interesting, if I don't say so myself!

Friday the 13th, 1307, the Knights Templar Are Arrested And Executed
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BHowett

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did you know....that is just creepy!!

 

I think there are still Templars around today? 


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#108
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Did you know.... I think so, too. Freemasons come to mind. If I recall correctly, any building that has Temple on it had something to do with the Templars. We have one in my home town called The Mason Temple..
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Did you know...

It has been said that "Just Joshing you" originated in the 1800's and is in reference to a young mute fella by the name of Josh Tatum.

Here's the rest of the story...

Josh Tatum
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