Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Hart Crane

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July 21– Hart Crane
Gay American modernist poet, cultural pariah.

JULY 21, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Cap Breton, Canada: Scottish Clans gather for festivities and the election of chieftains for the next year.

ALSO ON JULY 21 IN HISTORY…
1796 — Scottish national bard Robert Burns dies, Mill Hole Brae, Scotland.
1899 — American macho novelist Ernest Hemingway born, Oak Park, Illinois.
1899 — American modernist poet Hart Crane born, Garretsville, Ohio.
1911 — Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan born, Edmonton, Alberta.
1981 — Creationism law requiring equal teaching with evolution passed, Louisiana.
1983 — Martial law lifted in Poland as overthrow of Soviet dominion advances.
1983 — World’s coldest temperature (–127°F) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica.
2004 — Palestinian-American journalist Farouk Abdel-Muhti dies, Philadelphia.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — ZO D’AXA

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May 24 — ZO D’AXA
French individualist anarchist, military deserter, writer, traveler.

MAY 24, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Provence, France: World’s Gypsies gather for 2-day religous festival.
*Canada: Victoria Day.

ALSO ON MAY 24 IN HISTORY…
1864 — Fin de siecle French individualist anarchist Zo d’Axa born, Paris, France.
1883 — Brooklyn Bridge opens, New York City.
1921 — Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins, Braintree, Massachusetts.
1959 — First nuclear fall-out shelter built.
1974 — Big band composer Duke Ellington dies, New York City.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective