ALSO ON DECEMBER 25 IN HISTORY…
1621 — Massachusetts halts all sinful game-playing, confiscates children’s toys.
1899 — Film tough-guy Humphrey Bogart born, New York City.
1924 — “Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling born, Binghamton, New York.
1977 —Comedic film great Charlie Chaplin dies, Vaud, Vevey, Switzerland.
1989 — Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu executed.
APRIL 7 — HARRY HAY
“The Dutchess,” lavender and red, gay commie, radical fairie elder, founder of the Mattachine Society.
APRIL 7, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* China: PURE BRIGHTNESS FESTIVAL — Tending of family graves, with a great feast.
* FESTIVAL OF COMMODITY FETISHISM
ALSO ON APRIL 7 IN HISTORY…
c. 30 — Underground religious cult leader Jesus crucified, Jerusalem.
1722 — Utopian socialist Charles Fourier born, Besançon, France.
1770 — Romantic poet William Wordsworth born, Cumberland, England.
1803 — French socialist feminist Flora Tristan born.
1870 — Munich Soviet leader Gustav Landauer born, Karlsruhe, Germany.
1912 — Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay born, Worthing, England.
1915 — Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1927— First televised political demonstration occurs.