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Jul 14

July 14: Bastille Day

Storming the Bastille

Bastille Day (1789) It was on this date, July 14, 1789, in the morning, that French citizens stormed and destroyed the hated Bastille prison in Paris, ending a symbol of the human rights abuses by King Louis XVI—who had in fact supported the American colonists in their quest for independence from Great Britain—and beginning the …

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Jan 29

January 29: Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

Paine wrote, “the Bible and the Testament are impositions upon the world” and that “religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.”

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Dec 14

December 14: Pierre Samuel Dupont

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours

As Dupont explained in his Philosophie de l’univers (1796), he was a Deist.

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