MAY 3, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*St. Helena, daughter of old King Cole and mother of Constantine, finds the True Cross in the year 326 in Mexico.
*Masons take off work, mount a cross on flowers and streamers of the wall, and set off firecrackers.
*Belgium: Procession of the Holy Blood, followed by fun.
ALSO ON MAY 3 IN HISTORY…
1919 — Radical songster Pete Seeger born, Patterson, New York.
1932 — Anomalous events man Charles Fort dies, The Bronx, New York City.
1936 — Hardest working man in show business James Brown born.
1963 — Martin Luther King, Jr. gives “I Have a Dream” speech, Washington, D.C.
2006 — Radical Dutch COBRA painter Karel Appel dies, Zurich, Switzerland.
2008 — Living Theatre playwright, anarchist Hanon Reznikov dies, New York City.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective