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January 1 in freethought history…

January 1, 1417 – In January 1417 (exact date uncertain), Italian scholar Poggio Bracciolini discovers, in a German monastery, the only surviving manuscript of De rerum natura (“On the Nature of Things”), an instructional poem written by the Roman philosopher Lucretius, explaining … Continue reading

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November 29 in freethought history…

November 29, 1942 - Stanley Ann Dunham is born in Wichita, Kansas. She was possibly the most influential atheist of the 20th century, being the mother of America’s first black president, Barack Obama. Obama’s civic commitment is clearly a product of her … Continue reading

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September 27 in freethought history…

September 27, 1877 – Biologist Oscar Riddle is born in Cincinnati, Indiana (yes, Indiana). He was best known professionally for his research into the pituitary gland, but he came to national attention in 1936 when, as a vice president of the … Continue reading

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