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2015-05-10
Religion and the Cuban Revolution (1959)

It was on this date, January 1, 1959, that Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the country, thereby signifying the success of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. “The Pearl of the Antilles,” at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, was inhabited by an American Indian people known as the Taíno or Arawak. And since […]

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October 5: Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot (1713) On this date, October 5, 1713, the most famous French Encyclopedist, Denis Diderot, was born in Langres. Educated by the Jesuits (1728-1732), he took the opportunity to read everything that came his way, and then escaped before they could ordain him. Diderot gradually lost his faith between his Essay on Merit and […]



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