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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, March 8th at 12:15pm at the Austin History Center, 9th and Guadalupe. The building opens at noon. Ryan Bell will talk on "My Year Without God: Now a Permanent Condition."