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July 14 in freethought history…

July 14, 1868 – English traveler, writer, archaeologist and political officer Gertrude Bell is born in Washington, United Kingdom. Although she identified as an atheist from childhood, as an adult she became a confidante–through her extensive travels in the Middle East–of several … Continue reading

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July 12 in freethought history…

July 12, 1817 – Philosopher and social reformer Henry David Thoreau is born in Concord, Massachusetts. He is best known for his memoir Walden; or, Life in the Woods (a call for simplicity, thoughful living, and closeness to nature) and … Continue reading

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