OCTOBER 22 — SARGON BOULUS
Iraqi-born Assyrian beatnik poet, translator.
OCTOBER 22, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY FEAST OF FOOLS.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 22 IN HISTORY…
1878 — Anti-Socialist Law passed in Germany.
1887 — Greenwich Village revolutionist John Reed born, Portland, Oregon.
1897 — World’s first car dealership opens, London, England.
1913 — Action photographer Robert Capa born, Budapest, Austria–Hungary.
1918 — Flu epidemic claims one fourth of all Americans, killing half a million.
1962 — Missile crisis develops over Soviet warheads in Fidel Castro’s Cuba.
2007 — Assyrian Iraqi beatnik poet Sargon Boulus dies, Berlin, Germany.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective