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May 14 in freethought history…

May 14, 1940 – Anarchist and atheist activist Emma Goldman dies in Toronto, Canada, aged 70. Born in Russia in 1869, she emigrated to American in 1885. She wrote, “The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any … Continue reading

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June 27 in freethought history…

June 27, 1829 – Englishman James Smithson dies in Genoa, Italy, aged 63. Born Jacques-Louis Macie in 1765 in Paris, he was the illegitimate son of Hugh Smithson (a.k.a. Sir Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland). Well-educated and well-traveled, Smithson was an … Continue reading

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