AUGUST 30 — MARY SHELLEY
British anarchist, and daughter, wife, & mother of anarchists.
Above: Illustration from an 1831 edition of Shelley’s Frankenstein.
AUGUST 30, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Great Britain: SUMMER HOLIDAY.
Gallup, New Mexico: INTERTRIBAL POWWOW CEREMONY.
ALSO ON AUGUST 30 IN HISTORY…
30 BC — Cleopatra commits suicide, bitten by an (on her?) asp.
1797 — Novelist Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley born, London, England.
1907 — First meeting of Society for the Study of Socialism held by Chinese anar-
chists, Tokyo, Japan. Ninety attend speeches by Liu Shih-p’ei & Shusui Kotoku.
1918 — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin shot, wounded at factory rally, Moscow, USSR.
1963 — “Hot line” telephone link established between Kremlin and White House.
ALSO ON APRIL 22 IN HISTORY…
1526 — First New World slave revolt occurs, Haiti.
1724 — Philosopher Immanuel Kant born, Konigsberg, East Prussia.
1870 — Bolshevik Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin born, Simbirsk, Russia.
1893 — Italian-American anarchist Nicola Sacco born, Tarremaggiore, Italy.
1904 — Nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer born, New York City.
1922 — Jazz great Charles Mingus born, Nagales, Arizona.
1970 — First Earth Day environmental celebrations observed.
1995 — Gray Panthers founder Maggie Kuhn dies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.