It is the most-remembered execution in history. And the date that it happened isn't well known.
Except that it coincided with Passover; the religious holiday of the Jewish people.
The victim was a rabbi. He was at odds with the Sanhedrin, the religious council that governed worship in the Temple. He attracted many crowds of people. Stories of miracles followed in his wake. His teachings caused a great stir.
Were the religious leaders afraid of his popularity and his strange teaching?
Or were they afraid that he would try to turn his popularity into a popular revolt against the Roman imperial power?
Whatever the explanation, an innocent man was railroaded into a death sentence.
Strangely, the man seemed to intend to meet this end.
Even more strangely, His closest followers claimed that their lives were forever altered by what happened three days later...