Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 21

This Week in Freethought History (September 15-21)

Read about President William Howard Taft, Grand Inquisitor Torquemada, French philosopher Marquis de Condorcet, scientist Steven Pinker, the execution of Giles Corey, muckraking author Upton Sinclair, novelist and social reform writer H. G. Wells and more …

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Sep 14

This Week in Freethought History (September 8-14)

Read about Skeptic Society founder Michael Shermer, French statesman Cardinal Richelieu, evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould, Cosmonaut Gherman S. Titov, Bard of Baltimore H. L. Mencken, Roger Williams and freedom of conscience, feminist Margaret Sanger and more …

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Sep 11

September 11: Gherman S. Titov (1935)

Gherman S. Titov

It was on this date, September 11, 1935, that Soviet Cosmonaut Gherman S. Titov (Герман С. Титов), was born in the Altai Republic, southern USSR. He studied at the Stalingrad Military Aviation School and, after graduating as an air force pilot, he was selected for cosmonaut training in 1960. Titov became, on 6-7 August 1961, …

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