May 12 — JAMELÃO
Great Brazilian samba crooner, official carnival puxador.
MAY 12, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*England: Garland Day, Olde May Day (do it again).
ALSO ON MAY 12 IN HISTORY…
1812 — Nonsense rhymer Edward Lear born, London, England.
1907 — Decadent Symbolist writer Joris-Karl Huysmans dies.
1913 — Brazilian samba singer, great carnivalist Jamelão born, Rio de Janeiro.
1916 — Execution of James Connolly, I.W.W. organizer & Irish freedom fighter.
1921 — German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys born, Cleves, N. Rhine-Westphalia.
1922 — Large meteor strikes Earth near Blackstone, Virginia
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective