OCTOBER 28 — CAMILO CIENFUEGOS
Most beloved of the “barbudos” Cuban revolutionaries.
OCTOBER 28 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
England, Italy, and elsewhere: FEAST OF SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, saints
long confused and entangled with Simeon and Judas. Simeon is
considered a goblin-saint or saint of witches. Christian observances
and occult ritual compete on this day, probably due to proximity to
Samhain / Halloween. FOLLY DAY.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 28 IN HISTORY…
1726 — Irish satirist Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels published.
1958 — Pope John XXIII elected, Rome, leading to massive Catholic Church reform.
1959 — Cuban revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos dies, at sea, near Cuba.
1962 — Nikita Krushchev agrees to halt Russian missle-silo construction in Cuba.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective