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Nov 11

November 11: Joseph McCabe

McCabe's first autobiography, “Twelve Years in a Monastery” (1897), was followed 50 years later by a second, “Eighty Years a Rebel” (1947), published by his long-time friend E. Haldemnan-Julius.

Joseph McCabe (1867) It was on this date, November 11, 1867, that Freethought writer Joseph Martin McCabe was born in Manchester, the product of Protestant East Anglians and Irish Catholic stock. He was named Joseph, after the saint, because he was, from infancy, promised to the priesthood. He entered the priesthood at age 16 and …

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Oct 02

October 2: Patrick Geddes

Sir Patrick Geddes

Sir Patrick Geddes (1854) It was on this date, October 2, 1854, that the “father of town planning,” Scottish biologist Sir Patrick Geddes was born in Ballater in Aberdeenshire. He grew up in Perthshire, and studied variously at London, Paris, Edinburgh, and Montpellier Universities. Geddes traveled widely and taught physiology, zoology, botany, sociology, civics and …

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Feb 19

February 19: Svante Arrhenius

Svante Arrhenius

“At first sight nothing seems more obvious than that everything has a beginning and an end… The prodigious development of physics has now reached the same conclusion…”

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