June 22– George Carlin
Premier American comic, edgy social critic.
*Armenia: The Flaming of the Rose, the Christianized festival of Anahit, the ancient Goddess of chastity; sheep with gaily painted horns are led to church service, with food and flowers piled at the altar.
ALSO ON JUNE 22 IN HISTORY…
1633 — Catholic Church forces Galileo to recant theory Earth orbits Sun.
1909 — Black American dance innovator Katherine Dunham born, Joliet, illinois.
1935 — French surrealist René Crevel dies, Paris.
1938 — Joe Louis knocks out “Aryan supremacy” claimant Max Schmeling.
1939 — American individualist anarchist Benjamin Tucker dies, Monaco.
2008 — American comic, social critic, George Carlin dies, Santa Monica, California.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective