DECEMBER 14 — ELLEN WILLIS
Redstockings feminist activist, music and cultural critic.
DECEMBER 14 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
HALCYON DAYS begin, a two-week-long celebration when the fabled
bird calms the wind and waves. A time of calm and tranquility.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 14 IN HISTORY…
1503 — Crackpot prognosticator Nostradamus born.
1837 — British forces crush rebellion in Canada.
1852 — Marxist political theorist Daniel DeLeon born, Curaçao, West Indies.
1853 — Anarchist theorist Errico Malatesta born, Caserta, Italy.
1895 — French writer Paul Eluard born, Saint Denis, France.
1911 — Musical dadaist Spike Jones born, Long Beach, California.
1941 — Rock critic, Redstockings feminist Ellen Willis born, New York City1865 — British imperialist apologist writer Rudyard Kipling born.
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