August 18, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Budapest, Hungary: ST. STEPHEN’S FESTIVAL. A magnificent procession car-
ries the reliquary through the streets followed by feasting,
merry-making and dancing in the streets and parks.
ALSO ON AUGUST 18 IN HISTORY…
1830 — First Negro convention held, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1878 — American novelist Upton Sinclair born, Baltimore, Maryland.
1890 — Crackpot fantasist H. P. Lovecraft born, Providence, Rhode Island.
1934 — Autonomous publisher Fredy Perlman born, Brno, Czechoslovakia.
1940 — Leon Trotsky fatally icepicked by Stalinist goon, Coyoácan, Mexico.
1968 — Soviet Army invades Czechoslovakia, ending “Prague Spring.”