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Cult Leader Accused of Molesting Children

December 31, 2009 |  4:00 am

 Dec. 31, 1919, Briggs
“Somebody Is Always Taking the Joy Out of Life,” by Clare Briggs.

Dec. 31, 1919, Mazdaznan Cult 

Dec. 31, 1919, Mazdaznan Cult
Dec. 31, 1919: Ottoman/Othoman Zar-Adusht Hanish, "little master" of the sun worshiping Mazdaznan cult, arrives in Los Angeles. He is accused of "revolting offenses against young boys and girls," The Times says. His real name is Otto Z. Hanisch, son of Richard Hanisch, a Milwaukee piano teacher, the story says.