NOVEMBER 5 — EUGENE DEBS
I.W.W. founder, jailed seditionist & perennial candidate.
NOVEMBER 5, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
CELESTIAL SAXOPHONE DAY. RETURN OF THE FEAST OF NO RETURN.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 5 IN HISTORY…
1605 — Gunpowder Plot to blow up English Parliament detected.
1779 — Hollow Earth theorist John Cleves Symmes born, New Jersey.
1855 — American socialist politician Eugene Debs born, Terre Haute, Indiana.
1857 — Anti-capitalist muckraker Ida Tarbell born, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
1926 — Negro History Week initiated by Carter G. Woodson.
1960 — Film comedy producer Mack Sennett dies.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective