AUGUST 31 — RAYMOND WILLIAMS
British Marxist literary theorist, cultural critic, novelist.
August 31st, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS:
Trinidad and Tobago: INDEPENDENCE DAY. SCHMOOOZE THE DAY AWAY DAY.
ALSO ON AUGUST 31st IN HISTORY…
12 — Murderous Roman emperor Caligula dies.
1643 — Antinomian Anne Hutchinson killed by natives, Long Island, New York.
1867 — French decadent writer Charles Baudelaire dies, in mother’s arms, Paris.
1909— Spanish anarchist educator Francisco Ferrer captured, hiding in cave.
1919 — American Communist Party formed, Chicago, Illinois.
1997 — Britain’s Princess of Wales, Diana, killed in car crash, Paris, France.
2005 — Stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad, Iraq kills 1,199 people.