Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 29

The Week in Freethought History (December 23-29)

Matthew Arnold

Read about Champollion and deciphering hieroglyphics, Matthew Arnold, the mythical birth of Jesus, exorcism, Louis Pasteur, freethinkers buried in Westminster Abbey, and Becket’s murder in the cathedral!

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Dec 22

The Week in Freethought History (December 16-22)

beethoven

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Sunday, December 16, but in 1770, German composer Ludwig van …

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Dec 18

December 18: Brad Pitt (1963)

It was on this date, December 18, 1963, that American actor and film producer Brad Pitt was born. A leading man nominated for five Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, and winning one of the latter, Pitt is noted for commercial film successes in Troy (2004) and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Academy Award-nominated …

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