DECEMBER 16 — “TOOTIE” MONTANA
New Orleans carnival chief, political activist.
DECEMBER 16, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Mexico: First of eight nights of POSADAS,the children’s Christmas
festival. Processions, singing, breaking piñatas.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 16 IN HISTORY…
1770 — Composer Ludwig von Beethoven born, Bonn, Germany
1773 — Boston Tea Party celebration, Boston, Massachusetts.
1775 — Romantic novelist Jane Austen born, Steventon, Hampshire, England.
1863 —Philosopher George Santayana born, Madrid, Spain.
1901 — Anthropologist Margaret Mead born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1922 — Yellow Pocahontas Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana born, New Orleans.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective. The 2010 Autonomedia Calender is now available on the Autonomedia site.