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March 27, 2014
March 27: Typhoid Mary (1915): Religion v. Sanitation

Typhoid Mary’s story is not only an argument in favor of good sanitation, something unknown in the Bible, the Qu’ran or any other holy book – it is also an answer to the question, What’s the harm in a little superstition?

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June 17, 2011
June 17: Killing Witches in Switzerland

Churches in Switzerland continued to persecute mainly women for the imagined crime of witchcraft.

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May 13, 2011
May 13: Gregory XIII and Calendar Reform

It would seem to the less credulous that, if God were really opposed to the new calendar, He might have taken more direct action against it.

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March 30, 2011
March 30: Churches v. Anesthesia

Anesthesia was denounced from pulpits across the land as impious and contrary to Holy Writ - until Queen Victoria needed to use it.

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Warren Buffett (1930) It was on this date, August 30, 1930, that Warren Buffett, known as "the Oracle of Omaha," was born in Omaha, Nebraska. As Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett became perhaps the greatest investor of all time – reportedly worth almost $43 billion – second in wealth only to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. […]



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