June 16– Marc Bloch
French Annales medieval historian, martyred to Nazi terror.
JUNE 16, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Egypt: Night of the Drop. A night of deliberation and prognostication caused by the mysterious rise of the Nile River.
*Dublin, Ireland: Bloomsday.
ALSO ON JUNE 16 IN HISTORY…
1835 — London Working Men’s Association founded by William Lovett.
1890—Film comedian Stan Laurel born..
1944 — French Annales school historian Marc Bloch killed by Nazis, near Lyon.
1958 — Former Hungarian leader Imre Nagy hung for role in 1956 uprising.
1961 — Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev seeks political asylum, Paris, France.
1963 — Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes first woman in space.
1970 — Russian futurist, French surrealist muse Elsa Triolet dies, Paris, France.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective