Ingersoll Day - August 11
Fri, Aug 11, 2023

Ingersoll Day

Ingersoll Day is created in honor of the great political speaker and agnostic Robert G Ingersoll, who advocated free speech and made a huge contribution to the United States. His oratorical skills became evident when he delivered a speech on the nomination of one of the candidates of the Republican Party. He was a bright man with deep knowledge.

The History

Robert was born into a preacher and abolitionist family. He did not have a professional education, but in 1854 he was admitted to the Illinois bar. Later, he opened a successful law firm with his brother.

In the late 1860s, he joined politics, serving as Attorney General of Illinois. In the scientific field, he is known for his views on the existence of God, believing humanity is not able to provide solid evidence of his existence.

Interestingly, he condemned the positions of religious speakers, but considered many of them friends, being open and friendly to people of other positions. His most famous works are Why I am an agnostic, Individuality, and Some mistakes of Moses.

Thanks to his teachings, modern man can understand not only himself, but the world as a whole.

Interesting facts

6 Facts about Robert:

  • He took part in the American Civil War as the commander of the 11th Illinois Cavalry Regiment.
  • He once received 3500 dollars for a lecture.
  • Many consider him the most successful orator of the 19th century.
  • He never wavered or changed his position.
  • Mark Twain was among his friends.
  • He is the author of the famous quote: “We rise by lifting others.”

How to take part

Ingersoll Day is the best time to study books, lectures, and works of Ingersoll, and understand his way of thinking. A great option would be to visit the museum – it is located in Dresden, New York. And, most importantly, share your knowledge with others not only on this holiday, but also on any other day!

When is Ingersoll Day celebrated in 2023?

Ingersoll Day is observed on August 11 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 11 2023
Sunday August 11 2024
Monday August 11 2025
Tuesday August 11 2026

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