OCTOBER 2 — SAM CALDWELL
First American victim of marijuana criminalization laws.
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.