May 2 — Gustav Landauer
Revolutionist, theorist, editor, martyr. Education Minister in the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic.
MAY 2, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Eve of the Finding of the True Cross, England.Branches of mountain ash and witchen tree gathered as a protection against evil.
ALSO ON MAY 2ND IN HISTORY…
1519 — Renaissance polymath Leonardo Da Vinci dies.
1881 — Canadian writer Mary Maclane born, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1919 — Revolutionist Gustav Landauer killed by military, Munich, Germany.
1922 — Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray born, Calcutta, India.
1972 — Paranoid long-time FBI honcho J. Edgar Hoover dies, Washington, D.C.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective