DECEMBER 8 — DIEGO RIVERA
Great Mexican muralist, Marxist, agit-prop conspirator.
DECEMBER 8, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
BUDDHIST BODHI DAY: ROHATSU.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. TAKE IT IN THE EAR DAY.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 8 IN HISTORY…
1810 — World peace advocate Elihu Burritt, the “Learned Blacksmith,” born.
1859 — British opium-eater, romantic writer Thomas De Quincey dies.
1886 — Radical Mexican muralist Diego Rivera born, Guanajuato.
1925 — “The Coconuts,” starring the Marx Brothers, opens on Broadway.
1940 — Four hundred German planes bomb London, England.
1980 — Ex-Beatle John Lennon shot to death, New York City.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.