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November 13 in freethought history…

November 13, 1861 – With the American Civil War well underway, Baptist minister Mark R. Watkinson of Ridley, Pennsylvania, writes to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, lamenting the lack of recognition of God on America’s currency. Watkinson recommended “God, … Continue reading

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October 12 in freethought history…

October 12, 1915 – Former president Teddy Roosevelt delivers a speech in which he condemns “hyphenated Americanism.” He said, “One of the most important things to secure for [the citizen] is the right to hold and to express the religious … 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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