OCTOBER 7 — JOE HILL
Wobbly martyr of American Zerowork movement.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 7 IN HISTORY…
1826 — First railroad in U.S., 3 miles long, completed in Massachusetts.
1849 — American mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe dies, Baltimore, Maryland.
1879 — American labor organizer, martyr Joe Hill born, Gävle, Sweden.
1897 — Elijah Muhammed of Nation of Islam (Black Muslims) born, Sandersville, GA.
1927 — R. D. Laing, Scottish radical anti-psychiatrist, born, Glasgow, Scotland.
1929 — French lettrist and situationist theorist Gil Wolman born, Paris, France.
1934 — Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) born, Newark, New Jersey.
1943 — British lesbian novelist Radclyffe Hall dies, Rye, East Sussex.
1969 — Haymarket Statue (memorial to police slain in 1886) bombed, Chicago.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective