June 19– Ali Shariati
Iranian theorist of the interface of Marxism and Islam.
JUNE 19, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Berkshire, England: Election of the “Morris Mayor”; residents elect a Morris dancer who is carried through town on a flower-trimmed rocking chair, preceded by an ox-head on a long pole, with stops at every tavern to refill the Mayor’s chalice.
*Brazil: Beggars’ Banquets.
*Festival of the Coming Ice Age.
ALSO ON JUNE 19 IN HISTORY…
1756 — 123 British prisoners die in “Black Hole” of Calcutta, India.
1891 — Anti-fascist collage artist Helmut Herzfeld (John Heartfield) born, Berlin.
1912 — Alleged eight-hour work-day adopted for U.S. government workers.
1953 — Julius and Ethel Rosenberg electrocuted for alleged sale of atomic secrets to Russians, Sing Sing Prison, New York.
1977 — Iranian political & spiritual leader Ali Shariati killed, London, England.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective