July 24 in freethought history…

albertellisJuly 24, 2007 – Psychologist Albert Ellis dies in New York City, aged 93. Recognized by his peers as one of the most influential psychotherapists ever, Ellis was best known for his development of “Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy,” for his promotion of more open attitudes about sex, and for his increasing enlightened view of homosexuality. He was named Humanist of the Year in 1971 by the American Humanist Association, and was one of the signers of Humanist Manifesto III, published in 2003.

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