Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 25

August 25: Forging the Shroud of Turin (1978)

A face in the Shroud?

Shroud of Turin (1978) It was on this date, August 25, 1978, that the famous Shroud of Turin, still venerated as the burial cloth of the crucified Jesus, went on public display for the first time in 45 years. Since 1578 the shroud, or sindon, has been housed at Turin, where it is only displayed …

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Aug 24

This Week in Freethought History (August 18-24)

Cathédrale Nôtre-Dame de Paris

Read about the King of Siam’s Eclipse, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, fantasy author H. P. Lovecraft, What is a saint?, science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, What is a church?, comedian Stephen Fry and more …

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Aug 24

August 24: Stephen Fry (1957)

Stephen Fry

It was on this date, August 24, 1957, that English actor and comedian Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead, London and reared in no religion. After being expelled from two schools and spending three months in prison for credit card fraud, he entered Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he studied English Literature and became involved in …

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