August 5– Friedrich Engels
Karl Marx’s partner, provider, and sometime heir. Theorist of the origin of property, marriage and state.
August 5, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*U.S.: National Failures Day.
ALSO ON AUGUST 5 IN HISTORY…
1890 — American utopianist Adin Ballou dies.
1895 — Communist theorist Friedrich Engels dies, London, England.
1962 — Sex goddess Marilyn Monroe dies in an affair-of-state.
2000 — Indonesian activist Jafar Siddiq Hamzah disappears, Medan, Sumatra.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective