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Scientology

  • L. Ron Hubbard the founder of Scientology was born

    L. Ron Hubbard the founder of Scientology was born
    L. Ron Hubbard the founder of scientology was born in Tilden, NE
  • "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" by L. Ron Hubbard is published.

    "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" by L. Ron Hubbard is published.
    The book is a text of Scientology It is colloquially referred to as Book One The book launched the movement and the idea of Dianetics the practice followed by Scientologist. The book brought in a flood of revenue, which Hubbard used to establish Dianetics foundations in six major American cities.
  • Thetan

    Thetan
    Thetan is similar to the concept of self, or the spirit or soul an immortal being. This was an important factor in the transition from Dianetics to the religion aspect of Scientology.
  • Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation

    Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation
    The first Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation established in Elizabeth, N.J. where he trained his first Dianetics counselors or auditors
  • Electropsychometer

    Electropsychometer
    The device that is used for auditing in Scientology. Hubbard has a patent on the Mark V version under the name "Hubbard Electropsychometer".
  • Moved to Phoenix.

    Moved to Phoenix.
    The Wichita Dianetics training center is moved to Phoenix. Hubbard publicly announces the formal establishment of the philosophy of Scientology and the formation of the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International. Phoenix became the "home of scientology
  • IRS grants a tax exemption

    IRS grants a tax exemption
    The IRS grants a tax exemption to the Church of Scientology of California
  • Church of Scientology founded in Los Angeles

    Church of Scientology founded in Los Angeles
    Church of Scientology founded in Los Angeles the first official Scientologist organization
  • Founding Church of Scientology

    Founding Church of Scientology
    Hubbard established the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C
  • FDA Raids the Church

    FDA Raids the Church
    FDA agents raided offices of the Church of Scientology, seizing hundreds of E-meters as illegal medical devices and tons of literature that they accused of making false medical claims
  • Narconon International

    Narconon International
    Narconon International is founded promotes the theories of founder L. Ron Hubbard regarding substance abuse treatment and addiction
  • John McMaster announced as first true clear

    John McMaster announced as first true clear
    John McMaster announced as first true clear. Clear means a person has overcome the reactive mind and is in complete control of their analytical mind
  • The IRS strips the Church of Scientology of its tax-exempt status

    The IRS strips the Church of Scientology of its tax-exempt status
    The IRS strips the Church of Scientology of its tax-exempt status, asserting that its activities are commercial and operated for the benefit of Mr. Hubbard, rather than charitable or religious reasons
  • Sea Organization

    Sea Organization
    Scientology founded the ship-based Sea Organization or Sea Org which operated three ships: the Diana, the Athena, and the flagship the Apollo. These are the ships committed and scientologist dream to be on.
  • OT III

    OT III
    OT III is made available to Scientologists This level of Operating Thetan contains the story of Xenu, which becomes a source of enormous controversy for Scientology from the 1990s onward.[9]
  • Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles founded

    Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles founded
    Church of Scientology Celebrity Centres are Scientology churches that are open to the general public but are intended mostly for "artists, politicians, leaders of industry, and sports figures".
  • Criminon founded

    Criminon founded
    Criminon is a program for rehabilitating prisoners using L. Ron Hubbard's teachings.
  • Hubbard went into hiding

    Hubbard went into hiding
    When faced with possible indictment in the United States, Hubbard went into hiding in April 1979.
  • Operation Snow White

    Operation Snow White
    In 1979, as a result of FBI raids during Operation Snow White, 11 senior people in the organization's Guardian's Office were convicted of obstructing justice, burglary of government offices, and theft of documents and government property
  • Church of Scientology International (CSI) founded

    Church of Scientology International (CSI) founded
    CSI is officially referred to as the "mother church" of the Church of Scientology. The church attempts to preserve the uniformity of the teachings of Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard... prints Scientology material, such as books, audio recordings of Hubbard's lectures, training films, and similar.
  • David Miscavige becomes head

    David Miscavige becomes head
    David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of the Author Services Inc., becomes head
  • L. Ron Hubbard dies

    L. Ron Hubbard dies
    On January 24, 1986, L. Ron Hubbard died at his ranch in Creston, California.
  • The United States IRS grants full religious recognition

    The United States IRS grants full religious recognition
    The Internal Revenue Service of the United States grants full religious recognition and tax exemption to all Scientology Churches, missions and social betterment groups in that country
  • Lisa McPherson

    Lisa McPherson
    a 36-year-old Scientologist dies after 17 days under the care of Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization. Police begin an investigation. Scientology was indicted on two felony charges, "abuse and/or neglect of a disabled adult" and "practicing medicine without a license."
  • Construction of Clearwater

    Construction of Clearwater
    the church begins construction of the Flag Building, launching a $160-million construction project in downtown Clearwater, Florida.
  • The Scientology Network is launched

    The Scientology Network is launched
    The channel is available on DirecTV, the website Scientology.tv, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and through iOS and Android apps Scientology leader David Miscavige introduced the first evening of broadcast, saying, “We’re not here to preach to you, to convince you or to convert you. No, we simply want to show you, because after all, the first principle of Scientology is that it’s only true if it is true to you. So, take a look and then decide for yourself.
  • Online Prevention Center

    Online Prevention Center
    in response to the COVID-19 pandemic the church responded by helping and following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The videos include animated demonstrations of why social distancing, washing your hands and sanitizing surfaces is key to stopping the spread of disease.