NOVEMBER 1 — EDWARD SAID
Palestinian activist, scholar, literary critic.
“It is part of morality not to be at home in one’s home.”
NOVEMBER 1 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
U.S.: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ends. ALL SAINTS/ALL HALLOWS DAY. OLD CELTIC
NEW YEAR. England: Tradition of SOUL-CAKING, door-to-door begging
for cakes in remembrance of the dead. Originally soulers were the poor
and the cakes an exchange for prayers for the departed. Bonfires and
incessant ringing of church bells. GRAVEYARDS DAY.
Mexico: DAY OF THE DEAD.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 1 IN HISTORY…
1787 — African Free School opens, New York City.
1836 — Seminole resistance to removal begins.
1871 — American antiwar writer Stephen Crane born, Newark, New Jersey.
1872 — Susan B. Anthony and her sisters arrested for registering to vote.
1879 — Thomas Alva Edison gets patent for electric light.
1907 — Alfred Jarry dies, Paris, France; a suicide?
1935 — Palestinian activist, literary scholar Edward Said born, Jerusalem.