Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Harry Partch

Harry Partch
SEPTEMBER 3 — HARRY PARTCH
American avant-garde microtonal composer, radical.

Harry Partch, Delusion of the Fury, Part One

SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
CELEBRATION OF THE CROWDED OCTAVE.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 2 IN HISTORY…
1752 — English Parliament cancelled for ten days in constitutional crisis.
1811 — Utopianist John Humphrey Noyes born, Brattleboro, Vermont.
1813 — “Uncle Sam” image used for first time, in Troy, New York, Post.
1859 — French socialist leader Jean Jaures born, Castres, Tarn, France.
1883 — Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev dies, politically exiled, Bougival, France.
1962 — American poet e.e. cummings dies, North Conway, New Hampshire.
1969 — Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh dies, Hanoi.
1974 — Microtonal composer, hobo Harry Partch dies, San Diego, California.
1981 — Prison revolts in Poland, 150 escape.
1991 — Filmmaker, US nationalist propagandist Frank Capra dies, La Quinta, CA.American rock prophet, cultural renegade, rebel hero.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — WALTER SISULU

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May 18– WALTER SISULU
South African anti-apartheid activist, liberationist.

MAY 18, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Pow! to the Moon Day.
*Get Started Day.

ALSO ON MAY 18 IN HISTORY…
1048 — Poet Omar Khayyam born, Nishapur, Persia.
1781 — José Gabriel Túpac Amaru drawn and quartered, Cuzco, Peru.
1897 — Populist filmmaker Frank Capra born, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
1912 — South African apartheid fighter Walter Sisulu born, Engcobo, Transkei.
1928 — Big Bill Haywood dies in lonely exile, Moscow, USSR.
1951 — American hobo, Industrial Army of the Poor organizer Jacob Coxey dies.
1955 — Black educator Mary McLead Bethune dies, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective