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Historical Anniversaries

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October

October 12, 1692  
Atheism
Freethought Day
Marking the anniversary of the Salem Witch trials.

Freethought Day is the annual observance by freethinkers and secularists of the anniversary of the effective end of the Salem Witch Trials.

 
 
 
October 15, 1844  
Philosophy
Friedrich Nietzsche Birthday
Philosopher (b. 1844)

German philosopher and religious and cultural critic Friedrich Nietzsche was born October 15, 1844 in Rocken, Saxony, Prussia.

 
 
 
October 20, 1859  
Philosophy
John Dewey's Birthday
Philosopher (b. 1859)

American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey was born October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont, USA.

 
 
 

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The ACA Lecture Series continues Sunday, February 4th, 12:15pm at the Austin History Center, 9th and Guadaupe. Chase Hunter will speak on "Inside Scientology 2: the Sea Org". The lecture is free and open to the public. The building opens at noon.