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March 15 in freethought history…

March 15, 270 - The “real” Santa Claus–Greek bishop Nikolaos of Myra–is born in Patara, Lycia (on the Mediterranean coast of what is now Turkey). He may have participated in the First Council of Nicaea, which approved the Nicene Creed. Folklore involving … Continue reading

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December 6 in freethought history…

December 6, 343 - The “real” Santa Claus–Greek bishop Nikolaos of Myra–dies in what is now Turkey at the age of 73. He may have participated in the First Council of Nicaea, which approved the Nicene Creed. Folklore involving the miracles of … Continue reading

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