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Skeptical Anniversaries

May 1, 1776: A secret society called “The Illuminati” is founded in Bavaria. It has become a staple element of various conspiracy theories.

May 3, 1926: The 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service is awarded to the Columbus (Georgia) Enquirer-Sun for (among other things) its opposition to the enactment of a law that would ban the teaching of evolution.

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