DECEMBER 21 — SA’ADIA MARCIANO
Moroccan-born founder of the Israeli Black Panthers.
DECEMBER 21, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
WINTER SOLSTICE, 17:51 UT. Wiccan YULE. Chinese FEAST OF WINTER
SOLSTICE. Most celebrated family festival of year. In old China prisoners
were allowed to go home for the day. At the feast, places are set for
deceased family members. Fruit trees are given offerings of rice.
England: ST. THOMAS’ DAY.A tradition of “Thomasing,” begging gifts,
ALSO ON DECEMBER 21 IN HISTORY…
1620 — Forefathers’ day celebrates landing of Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock.
1858 — Anthropologist Franz Boaz born, Minden, Germany.
1911 — First use of get-away car in bank robbery, French Bonnot gang.
1916 — Pecan shellers strike leader Emma Tenayuca born, San Antonio, Texas.
1937 — Animated feature Snow White & Seven Dwarfs released, Disney Studios.
1940 — Mother of Invention Frank Zappa born, Baltimore, Maryland.
1941 — Black surrealist artist, musician Peetie Wheatstraw dies, East St. Louis, IL.
2007 — Israeli Black Panthers founder Sa’adia Marciano dies, Jerusalem, Israel.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective. The 2010 Autonomedia Calender is now available on the Autonomedia site.