OCTOBER 19 — LU XUN
Famed Chinese writer of rebellion and revolution.
OCTOBER 19 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FEAST OF THE WICKED SCAM.
LAILAT UL QADR.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 19 IN HISTORY…
1433 — Metaphysical giant Marsilio Ficino born, Figline, Florentice Republic.
1745 — Irish satirist and scatological critic Jonathan Swift dies, Dublin, Ireland.
1781 — Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown; world turned upside down.
1862 — Auguste Lumière, French film pioneer, born.
1895 — Architect and culture critic Lewis Mumford born, Flushing, New York.
1899 — Guatemalan novelist Miguel Angel Asturias born, Guatemala City.
1936 — Chinese revolutionist, writer Lu Xun dies, Shanghai.
1983 — Grenadan leader Maurice Bishop killed in internal political coup, Grenada.
1987 — “Black Monday” stock market crash, world-wide.
Excerpted from The 2010 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
NOVEMBER 30 — MOTHER JONES
“Iʼm no lady, Iʼm a hell-raiser.” Labor radical, agitator.
NOVEMBER 30 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS…
ST. ANDREW’S DAY. JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER DAY.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 30 IN HISTORY…
1667 — Satirist Jonathan Swift born, Dublin, Ireland.
1835 — American humorist and social critic Mark Twain born, Florida, Missouri.
1900 — Irish wit, playwright, gay pioneer Oscar Wilde dies, Paris, France.
1930 — Rabble-rouser, labor leader Mother Jones dies, Silver Springs, Maryland.
1936 — Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman born, Worcester, Mass.
1999 — “Battle of Seattle” protests revivify anti-globalization movement.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.
OCTOBER 28 — CAMILO CIENFUEGOS
Most beloved of the “barbudos” Cuban revolutionaries.
OCTOBER 28 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
England, Italy, and elsewhere: FEAST OF SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, saints
long confused and entangled with Simeon and Judas. Simeon is
considered a goblin-saint or saint of witches. Christian observances
and occult ritual compete on this day, probably due to proximity to
Samhain / Halloween. FOLLY DAY.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 28 IN HISTORY…
1726 — Irish satirist Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels published.
1958 — Pope John XXIII elected, Rome, leading to massive Catholic Church reform.
1959 — Cuban revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos dies, at sea, near Cuba.
1962 — Nikita Krushchev agrees to halt Russian missle-silo construction in Cuba.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective