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Sep 21

September 21: H. G. Wells

H.G. Wells

H. G. Wells (1866) It was on this date, September 21, 1866, that English author Herbert George Wells, who wrote about 100 books, half of them novels, as H.G. Wells, was born in Bromley, Kent. About his early days he said, I was indeed a prodigy of Early Impiety….There was a time when I believed …

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Aug 02

August 2: John Tyndall

John Tyndall

John Tyndall (1820) It was on this date, August 2, 1820, that British physicist John Tyndall was born in County Carlow, Ireland, to English Protestant parents. Tyndall left school at the age of 17, with a grounding in basic mathematics and worked for a time as a surveyor in the Irish Civil Service. Higher education …

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Nov 28

November 28: Sir Leslie Stephen

Leslie Stephen about 1860

Stephen said he never lost his faith because he never had any and helped to bring Thomas Henry Huxley’s newly coined word, “agnostic,” into vogue.

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