May 18– WALTER SISULU
South African anti-apartheid activist, liberationist.
MAY 18, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
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ALSO ON MAY 18 IN HISTORY…
1048 — Poet Omar Khayyam born, Nishapur, Persia.
1781 — José Gabriel Túpac Amaru drawn and quartered, Cuzco, Peru.
1897 — Populist filmmaker Frank Capra born, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
1912 — South African apartheid fighter Walter Sisulu born, Engcobo, Transkei.
1928 — Big Bill Haywood dies in lonely exile, Moscow, USSR.
1951 — American hobo, Industrial Army of the Poor organizer Jacob Coxey dies.
1955 — Black educator Mary McLead Bethune dies, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective