NOVEMBER 22, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
ST. CECILIA’S DAY: as patroness of musicians her day is observed with a
variety of music festivals. START YOUR OWN COUNTRY DAY.
Climax, Georgia: SWINETIME. “This homecoming for past residents pro-
motes swine and raises funds for the Climax Community Club.”
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 22 IN HISTORY…
1718 — Pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) killed with 25 bullets.
1819 — British novelist George Eliot born, Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire.
1904 — Mexican painter, author Miguel Covarrubias born, Mexico City, Mexico.
1916 — Socialist novelist Jack London dies by his own hand, Glen Ellen, California.
1930 — Nation of Islam founded by Prophet Elijah Mohammed.
1963 — British Christian mystic, novelist C. S. Lewis dies, Oxford, England.
1963 — British novelist, psychedelic pioneer Aldous Huxley dies, Hollywood.
1963 — U.S. Prez John Kennedy assassinated in right-wing coup, Dallas, Texas.
NOVEMBER 7 — ALBERT CAMUS
Stylish French existentialist, explorer of the human irrational. “A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.”
NOVEMBER 7, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF STOLEN FIRE. FEAST OF FREE PAMPHLETEERS
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 7 IN HISTORY…
1837 — Abolitionist journalist Elijah P. Lovejoy dies, Alton, Illinois.
1879 — Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky born, Yankova, Ukraine.
1912 — First appearance of I.W.W. Ernest Riebe’s “Mr. Block” comic strip.
1913 — French existentialist writer Albert Camus born, Mondovi, Algeria.
1917 — Bolshevik Revolution launched, Petrograd seized.
1919 — Palmer’s “Reign of Terror” begins; 3,000 anarchists imprisoned
on Ellis Island in New York harbor.
1978 — Surrealist painter, cultural renegade Giorgio de Chirico dies, Rome, Italy.