May 13– APOLINARIO MABINI
Philippine independentista, revolutionist, social activist.
MAY 13, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Ancient Anatolian festival, Purulliyas commemorates legend of conquest of dragon Illuyankas by Weather God controlling rainfall over the dragon of drought and flood. European folk customs link Rogation Day, Ascension & St. George’s Day.
ALSO ON MAY 13 IN HISTORY…
1794 — Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania.
1842 — Popular British opera creator Sir Arthur Sullivan born.
1893 — Crackpot, flagpole-sitting champion Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly born.
1903 — Philippine revolutionist Apolinario Mabini dies, Guam.
1958 — Dick Nixon’s motorcade greeted with rocks & bottles, Caracas, Venezuela.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective