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July 31 in freethought history…

July 31, 1921 – Peter Benenson, founder of Amnesty International, is born in London. July 31, 1951 – Publisher and atheist activist E. Haldeman-Julius is found dead in his swimming pool in Girard, Kansas, one day after his 62nd birthday. Haldeman-Julius was best known … Continue reading

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July 30 in freethought history…

July 30, 1889 – Publisher and atheist activist E. Haldeman-Julius is born Emanuel Julius in Philadelphia. Haldeman-Julius is best known as publisher of the Little Blue Books, which introduced millions of readers to works of philosophy, history, science and more for … Continue reading

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July 4 in freethought history…

July 4, 1776 – The Continental Congress approves “A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America in General Congress Assembled,” more commonly known as the Declaration of Independence. July 4, 1826 – Former president Thomas Jefferson, considered … Continue reading

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