OCTOBER 20 — ARTHUR RIMBAUD
Gay poet, gun runner, anarchist activist.
“I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance.”
OCTOBER 20 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Bahai‘i: BIRTH OF THE B‘AB.
FEAST OF NO EXCUSE FOR A FEAST.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 20 IN HISTORY…
1854 — Gay French poet, gunrunner Arthur Rimbaud born, Charleville, France.
1859 — American pragmatist philosopher John Dewey born, Burlington, Vermont.
1874 — Modernist composer Charles Ives born, Danbury, Connecticut.
1890 — British adventurer Sir Richard Francis Burton dies, Trieste, Italy.
1918 — Germans accept U.S. peace terms, ending World War I.
1926 — American socialist leader Eugene Debs dies, Chicago, Illinois.
1947 — U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigation of the entertainment industry.
Excerpted from The 2010 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective