Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Margaret Sanger

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SEPTEMBER 6 — MARGARET SANGER
Sex reformer, birth-control advocate, feminist activist.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Oxford, England: ST. GILES FAIR, an 800-year old pleasure fest.
Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England: THE HORN DANCE, an ancient
tradition wherein a troupe of 12 men — six with reindeer horns, others
with a hobby-horse, a man/woman Maid Marian, a fool, an archer, a
concertina player and a boy with a triangle around his neck — dress
as foresters. They dance 14 miles around the town boundaries
before the antler men do their long and strange horn dance, followed
by a pleasure fair which lasts late into the night.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 6 IN HISTORY…
1522 — Magellan’s ship completes first round-the-world voyage.
1566 — Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dies, Constantinople, Turkey.
1860 — Hull House founder, social activist Jane Addams born Cedarville, Illinois.
1901 — U.S. President William McKinley shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
1941 — Jews in Nazi Germany are required to wear yellow Star of David badges.
1966 — Sex reformer, birth-control advocate Margaret Sanger dies, Tucson, Arizona.
1974 — Housing occupations & barricading in Rome lead to legalized squatting.

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of 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 one of five Angelenos 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. Today, I live a peaceful life in Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock

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