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January 29 in freethought history…

January 29, 1860 - Russian physician and playwright Anton Chekhov is born in Taganrog, Russian Empire. He is largely attributed with originating the concept of “Chekhov’s Gun”; i.e. that every element in a dramatic work should be essential to the story. (“If … Continue reading

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July 15 in freethought history…

July 15, 1904 – Russian physician and playwright Anton Chekhov dies of tuberculosis in Badenweiler, Germany, aged 44. He is largely attributed with originating the concept of “Chekhov’s Gun”; i.e. that every element in a dramatic work should be essential to the story. … Continue reading

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