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October 16 in freethought history…

October 16, 1857 – Freethinker and travel writer Lilian Leland is born. She is best known for her two-year, 60,000-mile globetrotting journey, recounted in her 1890 book Traveling Alone: A Woman’s Journey around the World. October 16, 1870 – Political scientist … Continue reading

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September 14 in freethought history…

September 14, 1793 – Scottish philosopher and revolutionary John Oswald dies supporting the French Revolution at the Battle of Les Ponts-de-Cé, France. Born in Edinburgh between 1755 and 1760, Oswald served with the British army in India, where his exposure to Hindu … Continue reading

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September 6 in freethought history…

September 6, 1966 – Birth control activist Margaret Sanger dies in Tucson, Arizon, aged 86. Born Margaret Higgins in 1879 to a family of freethinkers, she would work tirelessly for women’s rights, opening the first family planning clinic in the … Continue reading

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