May 27 — Ibn Khaldun
Great Arabic historian, chronicler.
MAY 27, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Feast of Zerowork
ALSO ON MAY 27 IN HISTORY…
1332 — Arab historian Ibn Khaldun born, Tunis, Tunisia.
1525 — Anabaptist communist Thomas Münzer executed.
1871 — Paris Commune crushed, with 25,000 massacred.
1878 — Modern dancer Isadora Duncan born, San Francisco, California.
1907 — Ecology pioneer Rachel Carson born, Springdale, Pennsylvania.
1949 — Robert Ripley dies, believe it or not.
1997 — Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs historic treaty with NATO.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective