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March 24: Harry Houdini

“Up to the present time, and with all my experiences,” wrote Houdini to Doyle, “I have never seen or heard anything that could really convert me.”

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October 8: The Two-faced Jesus

The Council of Chalcedon (451) and the Split Personality of Jesus It was on this date, October 8, 451, that the fourth of the first seven Ecumenical Councils in Christianity, the Council of Chalcedon opened. Convoked by Byzantine Emperor Marcian,

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September 30: The Bible, Printed

Gutenberg and His Bible (1452) It was on this date, September 30, 1452, that the first book printed with moveable metal type came off the press invented by Johann Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany. What we know about Gutenberg is little:

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July 10: Religious Bigotry in Geneva

“Calvin was … as nearly like the God of the Old Testament as his health permitted.” – Robert Ingersoll

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February 17: Bruno Burned for His Opinions

Even the “Catholic Encyclopedia” admits, “His attitude of mind towards religious truth was that of a rationalist.” To Bruno it would have been easier for him to change his sex than to change his mind.

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February 13: Religion and Education

The bishops fiercely resisted for thirty years the grant of any national subsidy for education, and for forty further years obstructed the demand for a national system.

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December 8: Björnstjerne Björnson

Not only is his advanced Rationalism found in his works — these include Poems and Songs and Absalom’s Hair) — but he translated Robert Ingersoll for the Norwegian audience.

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John Mill