August 8 – Emiliano Zapata
Heroic military figure in the first Mexican revolution.
August 8, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Scotland: BURRYMAN FESTIVAL. A man in tight-knit suit and mask is cov-
ered from head to toe with burrs and strolls the streets of Linlithgow,
collecting tribute from housewives. No one knows why.
ALSO ON AUGUST 8 IN HISTORY…
1449 — Portuguese slaver Henry the Navigator delivers 6 ships of human cargo.
1876 — Thomas Alva Edison gets patent for mimeograph.
1879 — Revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata born, Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico.
April 10 — WINONA BEAMER
Hawaiian native culture expert, folk activist, hula dancer.
APRIL 10, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* Christian GOOD FRIDAY.
* Florence, Italy: EXPLOSION OF THE CAR. A large wooden carfull of fireworks and explosives sits in the piazza. A wire runs to the cathedral. A dove-shaped rocket is ignited at the altar, runs along the wire and explodes the car.
ALSO ON APRIL 9 IN HISTORY…
1841 — Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune begins publication.
1866 — American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) founded.
1919 — Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata dies, Chinameca, Mexico.
1959 — Utopian architect Frank Lloyd Wright dies, Taliesin West, Arizona.
1981 — UN approves world treaty assuring no civilians should be attacked with “napalm, mines or booby-traps.” Defeated by U.S. veto.
2008 — Hawaiianist Winona Kapuailohiamanonokalani Desha Beamer dies, Maui.
All information courtesy of The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective