Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — MARC BLOCH

June 16– Marc Bloch
French Annales medieval historian, martyred to Nazi terror.

*Egypt: Night of the Drop. A night of deliberation and prognostication caused by the mysterious rise of the Nile River.
*Dublin, Ireland: Bloomsday.

1835 — London Working Men’s Association founded by William Lovett.
1890—Film comedian Stan Laurel born..
1944 — French Annales school historian Marc Bloch killed by Nazis, near Lyon.
1958 — Former Hungarian leader Imre Nagy hung for role in 1956 uprising.
1961 — Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev seeks political asylum, Paris, France.
1963 — Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes first woman in space.
1970 — Russian futurist, French surrealist muse Elsa Triolet dies, Paris, France.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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