DECEMBER 6 — TAIJI YAMAGA
Japanese anarchist theorist, Esperantist.
DECEMBER 6, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
ST. NICHOLAS’ DAY: Nicholas became a Bishop when quite young. From
this fact arose the old European tradition of Boy Bishops, who reigned
from December 6 to 28, in a cold Burlesque church of officials.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 6 IN HISTORY…
1865 — 13th amendment ratified, abolishing slavery in the United States.
1889 — Great trial of the Chicago Haymarket anarchists begins.
1896 — Songster Ira Gershwin born, New York City.
1933 — U.S. ban on James Joyce’s “pornographic” modern novel Ulysses lifted.
1956 — Fidel Castro’s revolution begins in Cuba.
1961 — Radical Algerian psychiatrist Frantz Fanon dies, Washington, D.C.
1970 — Japanese anarchist, language theorist Taiji Yamaga dies.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.