OCTOBER 2, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Spain: FEAST OF GUARDIAN ANGELS. Bonfire on steps of church, sword
dancing and mock duel with constant interruptions from “Devil Fool”
and “Boy Angel.” Devil’s tail explodes at finale. The girls’ skirts are
pinned up to reveal panties.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 2 IN HISTORY…
1800 — Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner born, Southampton County, Virginia.
1803 — American brewer & patriot Samuel Adams dies, Boston, Massachusetts.
1869 — Indian independence fighter, pacifist theorist Mohandas K. Gandhi born.
1871 — Mormon leader Brigham Young arrested for polygamy.
1890 — Film and television comedic great Groucho Marx born, New York City.
1937 — Police raid Denver hotel, arrest Sam Caldwell for possession of two joints.
1968 — Massacre at Tlateloco; 500 rebel youths killed by Mexican troops.
2005 — Black American playwright August Wilson dies, Seattle, Washington.
AUGUST 27, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FEAST OF INCANDESCENT REBELLION.
ALSO ON AUGUST 27 IN HISTORY…
1587 — John White loses 110 colonists at Roanoke, Virginia. Gone to Croatan?
1665 — “The Bare and Ye Cub” first European play staged in North America.
1770 — German Idealist philosopher G. W. F. Hegel born, Stuttgart, Württemberg.
1890 — Surrealist photographer Man Ray born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1963 — Black American radical W. E. B. DuBois dies, Accra, Ghana.
1971 — American photographer Margaret Bourke-White dies, New York City.