Tag Archive: Civil War

Aug 11

August 11: Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert G. Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833) It was on this date, August 11, 1833, that the most eloquent advocate of Freethought, Robert Green Ingersoll, was born in Dresden, New York, the son of a Congregationalist minister. In Peoria, Illinois, he trained in the law before enlisting in the Union Army during the Civil War, where he was …

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Mar 08

March 8: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Throughout most of his legal life, his religious opinion can be said to have been Unitarian. Said Holmes, “the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered that I was not God.”

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