Category Archives: radio

May 20 in freethought history…

May 20, 1958 - Radio talk show host and political commentator Ron Reagan is born in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for the fact that his liberal political views contrasted sharply with the conservatism of his parents, the late President … Continue reading

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May 11 in freethought history…

May 11, 1918 - Theoretical physicist Richard Feynman is born in New York City. He shared a Nobel Prize in 1966 for his work in the development of quantum electrodynamics. Although raised Jewish, he resisted such ethnic identifications, believing that it … Continue reading

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April 28 in freethought history…

April 28, 1927 – Civil rights activist William Lewis Moore is born in Binghamton, New York. Moore was murdered in 1963 near Attalla, Alabama, while on a solo protest march, in which he intended to walk from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi, … Continue reading

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April 25 in freethought history…

April 25, 1908 – Pioneering broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow is born Egbert Roscoe Murrow in Guilford County, North Carolina. He was one of the most influential figures in radio and television news, coming to international prominence for his reports during … Continue reading

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March 11 in freethought history…

March 11, 1952 – English humorist Douglas Adams, best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (which was both a radio and novel series), is born in Cambridge, England. He described himself as a “radical atheist” so as to leave … Continue reading

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October 30 in freethought history…

October 30, 1459 – Italian scholar Poggio Bracciolini dies in Florence, aged 79. He is best known for his discovery, in a German monastery, of the only surviving manuscript of De rerum natura (“On the Nature of Things”), an instructional poem … Continue reading

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October 6 in freethought history…

October 6, 1868 – Neurologist Charles Judson Herrick is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 1918, and named Humanist of the Year in 1956 by the American Humanist Association. He … Continue reading

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September 10 in freethought history…

September 10, 1941 – Paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science Stephen Jay Gould is born in New York City. Got info? Suggest a date in freethought history! A prolific writer, he produced over twenty books plus hundreds of essays and peer-reviewed … Continue reading

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September 3 in freethought history…

September 3, 1969 – Comedian and commentator John Fugelsang is born on Long Island, the son of a former nun and a former Franciscan Brother. Although an avowed Christian, Fugelsang has been outspoken against the Religious Right and for separation … Continue reading

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August 24 in freethought history…

August 24, 1957 – Actor and comedian Stephen Fry is born in Hampstead, United Kingdom. During his (thus far) 34-year career, Fry has shown himself to be an accomplished entertainer in theatre, movies, television, radio and more. He is also … Continue reading

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