Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Terry Southern

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OCTOBER 29 — TERRY SOUTHERN
Inspired American black-humorist, beat-era social rebel.

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Still from Easy Rider, co-written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern.

OCTOBER 29 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Iroquois FEAST OF THE DEAD: Held once every twelve years, the dead
are reinterred and honored, with a huge common grave dug and lined
with beaver skins. CANDY IS DANDY DAY.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 29 IN HISTORY…
1618 — British adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh executed for treason, London.
1897 — Land ownership and wealth theorist Henry George dies, New York City.
1901 — Leon Czolgosz electrocuted for assassination of U.S. President McKinley.
1929 — Pandemonium on Wall Street as stocks crash, capitalism in crisis.
1964 — Star of India and other gems stolen from Natural History Museum, NYC.
1995 — American underground satirist, writer Terry Southern dies, New York City.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Margaret Sanger

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SEPTEMBER 6 — MARGARET SANGER
Sex reformer, birth-control advocate, feminist activist.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Oxford, England: ST. GILES FAIR, an 800-year old pleasure fest.
Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England: THE HORN DANCE, an ancient
tradition wherein a troupe of 12 men — six with reindeer horns, others
with a hobby-horse, a man/woman Maid Marian, a fool, an archer, a
concertina player and a boy with a triangle around his neck — dress
as foresters. They dance 14 miles around the town boundaries
before the antler men do their long and strange horn dance, followed
by a pleasure fair which lasts late into the night.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 6 IN HISTORY…
1522 — Magellan’s ship completes first round-the-world voyage.
1566 — Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dies, Constantinople, Turkey.
1860 — Hull House founder, social activist Jane Addams born Cedarville, Illinois.
1901 — U.S. President William McKinley shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
1941 — Jews in Nazi Germany are required to wear yellow Star of David badges.
1966 — Sex reformer, birth-control advocate Margaret Sanger dies, Tucson, Arizona.
1974 — Housing occupations & barricading in Rome lead to legalized squatting.