July 6– Frida Kahlo
Tormented, visionary Mexican surrealist painter, writer.
Frida Kahlo’sWithout Hope, 1945.
JULY 6, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Ceylon: Festival of Buddha’s Eyetooth. Continues for days. Most processions are at night. Painted, jeweled elephants, leaping dancers, costumes, drumming, spinning prayer wheels.
ALSO ON JULY 6 IN HISTORY…
1415 — Czech religious rebel Jan Hus burned at stake, Konstanz, Germany.
1535— Sir Thomas More beheaded by order of Henry VIII, London, England.
1699 — Captain Kidd, pirate, captured in Boston and deported to England.
1907 — Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo born, Mexico City, Mexico.
1916 — German surrealist painter, writer Unica Zürn born, Berlin, Germany.
1942 — Jewish teen Anne Frank and family seek refuge from Nazis, Amsterdam.
1944 — Inept fire-eaters create Ringling Big Top bonfire, killing 160, Hartford, CT.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective