May 20– ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE
“Bruddah Iz,” the Bob Marley of Hawaiian activism.
MAY 20, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Old England: Beating of the Bounds, ceremonial perambulation of Parish boundaries.
*Wicken, England: Love Feast under the Gospel Elm.
*Florence, Italy: Festival of the Chirping Crickets.
ALSO ON MAY 20 IN HISTORY…
1844 — Wisconsin’s Fourierist Phalanx commune established.
1873 — Levi Strauss awarded U.S. patent for his blue jeans.
1907 — British acting great Laurence Olivier born, Dorking, Surrey.
1927 — Charles Lindbergh flies solo across Atlantic Ocean.
1932 — Amelia Earhart flies solo across Atlantic Ocean.
1959 — Hawaiian protest singer Israel Kamakawiwo’ole born.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
MAY 20 — ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE