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2014-03-23
March 23: Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” Speech

Although Henry had a reputation as a powerful, persuasive orator, the “Liberty or Death” speech was in fact invented for his biography by the biographer, William Wirt.

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August 3: Étienne Dolet

Étienne Dolet (1509) It was on this date, August 3, 1546, that the French scholar and printer of books critical of religion, Étienne Dolet, was burned alive for his opinions. Dolet was born in Orléans in 1509, possibly also on 3 August, and possibly into a family of wealth and rank. Dolet studied in Paris […]



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