Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Marsilio Ficino

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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.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Friedrich Engels

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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