Lighting a candle in toxic air.
May 3: Niccolò Machiavelli
Niccolò Machiavelli (1469) It was on this date, May 3, 1469, that Niccolò Machiavelli was born Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli in Florence, in what is now Italy. Florence had been ruled by the powerful Medici family since 1434, and was constantly at war with its neighboring city-states when not fending off outside aggressors. But […]
May 2: Catherine the Great
Catharine said, "The people are not created for us, but we for the people" and "I am one of the imbeciles who believe in God."
May 1: Christian Persecutions
It is only good fortune that those with Bibles and weapons, or with Korans and weapons, for that matter, were so anti-science: imagine what a human holocaust they could have perpetrated!
May 1: May Day General Strike (1866): Churches v. Workers
But for a brutal history of suppressing labor rights, anti-Communist hysteria, the efforts of workers and freethinkers, and the indifference of the churches, the US would be celebrating Labor Day on this day instead.
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