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May 21 in freethought history…

May 21, 1921 – Nuclear scientist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov is born in Moscow. He turned from designing nuclear weapons for the USSR to opposing their proliferation. He also advocated for human rights, including freedom of speech, for … Continue reading

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October 16 in freethought history…

October 16, 1857 – Freethinker and travel writer Lilian Leland is born. She is best known for her two-year, 60,000-mile globetrotting journey, recounted in her 1890 book Traveling Alone: A Woman’s Journey around the World. October 16, 1870 – Political scientist … Continue reading

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