OCTOBER 1 — MARSILIO FICINO
Great Renaissance neo-Platonist and occultist.
OCTOBER 1, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
MAGIC CIRCLES DAY: Project spheres of consciousness.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 1 IN HISTORY…
1499 — Neo-Platonist occultist Marsilio Ficino dies, Florence, Italy.
1810 — First state fair in U.S. opens, Pittsfield Massachusetts.
1838 — Trail of Tears: 4,000 Cherokees die on forced march to Oklahoma.
1867 — Karl Marx publishes Das Kapital, Volume One.
1957 — Slogan “In God We Trust” first appears on U.S. paper currency.
1968 — Cerebralist vanguard post-artist Marcel Duchamp dies, Neuilly, Paris.
August 5– Friedrich Engels
Karl Marx’s partner, provider, and sometime heir. Theorist of the origin of property, marriage and state.
August 5, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*U.S.: National Failures Day.
ALSO ON AUGUST 5 IN HISTORY…
1890 — American utopianist Adin Ballou dies.
1895 — Communist theorist Friedrich Engels dies, London, England.
1962 — Sex goddess Marilyn Monroe dies in an affair-of-state.
2000 — Indonesian activist Jafar Siddiq Hamzah disappears, Medan, Sumatra.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective