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November 26 in freethought history…

November 26, 1933 - Indian politician and rationalist Govind Pansare is born in Kolhar village, Maharashtra, India. He was involved in left-wing politics, but also opposed the taboo against inter-caste marriages, Hindu superstitions regarding the conception of male children, and the … Continue reading

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June 17 in freethought history…

June 17, 1963 – The US Supreme Court rules in Abington v. Schempp and Murray v. Cutlett, that public school-sponsored Bible readings are unconstitutional. Young Ellery Schempp (whose family was active in the Unitarian Universalist movement) kept a relatively low profile in … Continue reading

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