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August 9

English Parliament

1650 – English Parliament passed the Act Against Several Atheistical, Blasphemous, and Execrable Opinions, Derogatory to the Honour of God. This act led to persecution of Unitarians.

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Balch

Balch, Emily Greene (1867-1961)

Biographical Introduction Emily Greene Balch, a member of the first generation of American women to attend ... Read More
Paul Carnes

Carnes, Paul N. (1921-1979)

Biographical Introduction Paul Carnes was a native of Indiana. He graduated with honors from Indiana University ... Read More
Mary Safford

Safford, Mary (1851-1927)

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Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur (1879-1962)

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