SEPTEMBER 27 — BHAGAT SINGH
Legendary Indian romantic, volcanic anti-imperialist.
“The people are scared of the word anarchism. The word anarchism has been abused so much that even in India revolutionaries have been called anarchist to make them unpopular…. [But] I think in India the idea of universal brotherhood, the Sanskrit sentence vasudhaiva kutumbakam etc., have the same meaning.”
Above: Singh in jail at age 20.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
ANCESTOR APPRECIATION DAY. India: FESTIVAL OF VARUNI, Goddess of Wine. Ila, Zambia: FESTIVAL OF NAMAKUNGWE, The Originator.
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 27 IN HISTORY…
1722 — Patriot and beer brewer Sam Adams born, Boston, Massachusetts.
1840 — American political cartoonist Thomas Nast born, Landau, Germany.
1907 — Indian freedom fighter Sardar Bhagat Singh born, Banga, Layalpur, Punjab.
1964 — Warren Commission Report on JFK death released: “Only Oswald.”