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April 30 in freethought history…

April 30, 1789 – George Washington is sworn in as the first President of the United States of America. While it has become traditional for presidents to tack on “so help me God” after the official oath of office, it is … Continue reading

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August 18 in freethought history…

August 18, 1790 – President George Washington responds to a congratulatory letter from the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island. In his brief correspondence, Washington wrote: “It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of … Continue reading

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