Monthly Archives: July 2013

This Week in Freethought History (July 21-27)

Read about the penalty for teaching science in science class, Gregor Mendel and genetics, “Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe, Latin American liberator Simón Bolívar, groundbreaking physician Guy de Chauliac, George Bernard Shaw, Italian poet Giosuè Carducci and more …

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Religion, Theology

This Week in Freethought History (July 14-20)

Read about Ingmar Bergman, the sadistic First Crusade, Muhammad’s Hegira, Phyllis Diller, Richard Branson, Christianizing the Indians, the first movie kiss and more …

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July 18: Richard Branson (1950)

It was on this date, July 18, 1950, that British entrepreneur Richard Branson was born. Branson is the founder of the Virgin Group, which notably includes Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, and 400 other companies. As of 2012, according to Forbes,

Posted in Business

July 14: Ingmar Bergman (1918)

It was on this date, July 14, 1918, that Swedish film and theater director Ingmar Bergman was born Ernst Ingmar Bergman in Uppsala. Although the son of a Lutheran pastor, and reared in a devout Lutheran family, Bergman said he

Posted in Entertainer, Film

This Week in Freethought History (July 7-13)

Read about Robert A. Heinlein, Kevin Bacon, The Báb and myth accretion, John Calvin, the Christian “fatwa” of excommunication, prayer in school, the Third Secret of Fátima revealed and more …

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July 8: Kevin Bacon (1958)

It was on this date, July 8, 1958, that American film and stage actor Kevin Bacon was born. Born Kevin Norwood Bacon and reared in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 17 he left for New York City to become an actor.

Posted in Entertainer, Religion

This Week in Freethought History (June 30-July 6)

Read about compelling Genesis as history, actor Charles Laughton, the failure of Nostradamus, humorist Dave Barry, Italian liberator Giuseppe Garibaldi, the government-favored religion of the Salvation Army, burning Jan Hus for his opinions and more …

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Religion, Theology
John Mill