The modern reason why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky is said to come from Friday October the 13th, 1307. On this date, the Pope of the church in Rome in conjunction with the King of France, carried out a secret death warrant Against "the Knights Templar". The Templars were terminated as heretics, never again to hold the power that they had held for so long. The Grand Master, Jacques DeMolay, was arrested and before he was killed, was tortured and crucified. The destruction of the Templar Knights was so complete and terrible that it will always be remembered as an unlucky day.
It was also unlucky for the pope and the king of France. When Jacques DeMolay was burned at the stake in front of the Pope Clement V and King Philip the Fair, he cursed them wiz 'ees dying breath. They both died the next year.
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