NOVEMBER 20 — LEO TOLSTOY
Christian anarchist, novelist of epic and historic scale.
NOVEMBER 20, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Mexico: REVOLUTION DAY. WRITING ON THE WALL DAY.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 20 IN HISTORY…
1752 — British poet, forger, suicide Thomas Chatterton born, Bristol, England.
1816 — Term “scab” born at Albany Typographical Society.
1884 — American socialist leader Norman Thomas born, Marion, Ohio.
1910 — Russian anarchist, novelist Leo Tolstoy dies, Astapovo train station, Russia.
1945 — Nuremberg war crimes trial begins.
1969 — 78 Indians from 20 tribes seize Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
1975 — Spanish fascist Francisco Franco dies. (And he’s still dead!)
1978 — Surrealist painter, cultural renegade Giorgio de Chirico dies, Rome, Italy.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.