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January 1, 1802  
Founder
Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptist Association
This letter was the origin of the phrase "wall of separation between Church and State"
 
January 22, 1561  
Science
Francis Bacon
Father of the scientific method (b. 1561)
 
January 29, 1737  
Founder
Thomas Paine's Birthday
Patriot, founder, and freethinker (b. 1737)
 
February 10, 1997  
ACA
ACA was created
The corporate charter for the Atheist Community of Austin, Inc. was filed on February 10th, 1997.
 
February 12, 1809  
Science
Darwin Day
The birthday of scientist Charles Darwin (b. 1809)
 
February 15, 1564  
Science
Galileo Galilei's Birthday
Astronomer and Scientist (b. 1564)
 
February 15, 1820  
Founder
Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
American Suffragist and freethinker (b. 1820)
 
February 19, 1473  
Science
Nicholas Copernicus's Birthday
Astronomer (b. 1473)
 
February 22, 1989  
Legal
Allegheny County v. ACLU
The Supreme Court declares it to be illegal to have a purely religious display on government property.
 
March 14, 1879  
Science
Albert Einstein's Birthday
Scientist and statesman (b. 1879)
 
March 16, 1751  
Founder
James Madison's Birthday
US President and author of the Bill of Rights (b. 1751)
 
March 31, 1596  
Philosophy
Rene Descartes' Birthday
Father of modern philosophy (b. 1596)
 
April 13, 1949  
Atheism
Christopher Hitchens' Birthday
Outspoken Christopher Hitchens was one of the "new atheists" with books such as God Is Not Great and the Missionary Position.
 
April 13, 1743  
Founder
Jefferson's Birthday
US President and founder (b. 1743)
 
April 13, 1919  
Atheism
Madalyn O'Hair's Birthday
Founder of American Atheists (b.1919)
 
April 18, 1857  
Legal
Clarence Darrow's Birthday
American Lawyer (b. 1857)
 
April 26, 1711  
Philosophy
David Hume's Birthday
Philospher (b. 1711)
 
May 5, 1879  
Legal
Reynolds v. United States
SCOTUS decision that religious practices which impair the public interest do not fall under the First Amendment's protection
 
May 17, 1872  
Philosophy
Bertrand Russell's Birthday
Mathematician and philospher (b.1872)
 
May 20, 1806  
John Stuart Mill's Birthday
Philosopher (b. 1806)
 
May 20, 1750  
Atheism
Stephen Girard's Birthday
Philathropist (b.1750)
 
June 4, 1985  
Legal
Wallace v. Jaffee
Alabama tried to reintroduce state-sponsored prayer into public school
 
June 10, 1797  
Legal
Treaty of Tripoli
The Treaty of Tripoli was signed, claiming that the US is not in any sense founded upon the Christian religion.
 
June 19, 1865  
Human Rights
The end of slavery in the US.
Slavery ends on this historic date due to the Emancipation Proclamation.
 
June 25, 1962  
Legal
Engel v. Vitale
The Supreme Court finds it is unconstitutional to require prayer in public school.
 
June 28, 1712  
Philosophy
Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Birthday
Philosopher (b. 1712)
 
July 10, 1925  
Legal
Scopes Monkey Trial
Infamous case which upheld a Tennessee law forbidding the teaching of evolution in the classroom.
 
August 11, 1833  
Atheism
Robert Ingersoll's Birthday
Orator (b. 1833)
 
August 28, 1963  
Human Rights
Martin Luther King's
Martin Luther King makes history with his "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
 
September 12, 1880  
Atheism
H. L. Mencken's Birthday
Journalist (b. 1880)
 
September 14, 1879  
Human Rights
Margaret Sanger's Birthday
Feminist (b. 1879)
 
October 12, 1692  
Atheism
Freethought Day
Marking the anniversary of the Salem Witch trials.
 
October 15, 1844  
Philosophy
Friedrich Nietzsche Birthday
Philosopher (b. 1844)
 
October 20, 1859  
Philosophy
John Dewey's Birthday
Philosopher (b. 1859)
 
November 12, 1815  
Human Rights
Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Birthday
Suffragist (b. 1815)
 
November 21, 1694  
Philosophy
Voltaire's Birthday
Philosopher (b. 1694)
 
November 24, 1632  
Philosophy
Baruch Spinoza's Birthday
Philosopher (b. 1632)
 
December 25, 1642  
Science
Isaac Newton's Birthday
Scientist (b. 1642)
 

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