AUGUST 29 — EDWARD CARPENTER
British poet, gay liberationist, socialist.
AUGUST 29, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Vevey, France: SWISS WINEGROWERS’ FÊTE, a revival of the Roman
Festival of Ceres, Goddess of the Earth, complete with Ceres, Pales,
Bacchus, Old Silenus, satyrs and fauns — and Swiss yodelers.
ALSO ON AUGUST 29 IN HISTORY…
1533 — Atahualpa, last Incan emperor, put to death by conquistador Pizarro.
1758 — First U.S. Indian reservation established; will serve as model for Hitler.
1809 — Breakfast autocrat Oliver Wendell Holmes born, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1844 — British gay poet, socialist Edward Carpenter born, Brighton, England.
1877 — Mormon “propheteer” Brigham Young born.
1920 — Jazz great Charlie “Bird” Parker hatched, Kansas City, Missouri.
1970 — Huey Newton offers Black Panther troops to the North Vietnamese.
1992 — Radical analyst and schizo-theorist Félix Guattari dies, Paris, France.