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May 18 in freethought history…

May 18, 1872 - Philosopher and activist Bertrand Russell is born in Trellech, Wales. Aside from his career contributions to philosophy, mathematics, linguistics and computer science, he was a lifelong critic of war and an advocate for progressive social causes. He … Continue reading

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March 30 in freethought history…

March 30, 1940 – The Supreme Court of New York rules against Bertrand Russell regarding his dismissal as Professor of Philosophy from College of the City of New York. The Court ruled on three grounds: that Russell was not a … Continue reading

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March 6 in freethought history…

March 6, 1881 – The Leicester Secular Hall opens in Leicester, England, with speeches by numerous eminent freethinkers, including Annie Besant, Charles Bradlaugh, and George J. Holyoake. The Hall has been home to the Leicester Secular Society ever since. Founded … Continue reading

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February 2 in freethought history…

February 2, 1970 - Philosopher and activist Bertrand Russell dies in the Welsh village of Penrhyndeudraeth, aged 97. Aside from his career contributions to philosophy, mathematics, linguistics and computer science, he was a lifelong critic of war and an advocate for progressive … Continue reading

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