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.