OCTOBER 23 — LOUIS RIEL
Manitoban leader of the Mètis Rebellion.
OCTOBER 23, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
San Juan Capistrano: SWALLOWS DEPART. NATIONAL MOLE DAY.
CANNING DAY. FESTIVAL OF FORGOTTEN GODS. FEAST OF GOOD AND PLENTY.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 23 IN HISTORY…
1734 — French writer, early communist theorist Restif de la Bretonne born.
1844 — Mètis Rebellion leader Louis Riel born, Manitoba, Canada.
1850 — First national Women’s Rights convention, Worcester, Massachusetts.
1926 — Leon Trotsky expelled from Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1927 — Surrealist Beat poet Philip Lamantia born, San Francisco, California.
1956 — Revolution erupts in Hungary, Russian tanks called in.
1958 — Russian Boris Pasternak wins Nobel Lit Prize for Doctor Zhivago.