July 13, 1940 – ActorÂ Patrick Stewart is bornÂ in Mirfield, United Kingdom. He has had aÂ long and distinguished career, on stage, television and in motion pictures, but is best known for his roles as Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard and X-Men’s Charles Xavier. Â He is an outspoken advocate for free speech, feminism, death with dignity. He is aÂ patron of the British Humanist Association.
July 13, 1954 – Mexican painter Frida Kahlo dies in Mexico City, aged 47. Best known for her self-portraits (which highlight her signature unibrow), she was an atheist and a communist, and her artwork often included critical references to religion.
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