July 16– Margaret Fuller American transcendentalist, revolutionist, feminist activist.
JULY 16, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*U.S.: Atomic Bomb Day.
*Festival of Convivial Tools.
ALSO ON JULY 16 IN HISTORY…
1862 — Racial justice advocate Ida B. Wells born, Holly Springs, Mississippi.
1850 — Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller dies, shipwrecked, Fire Island, New York.
1918 — Russian Czar Nicholas and family executed by Bolsheviks
May 23– Utah Phillips
American folk singer, labor organizer, protest poet.
MAY 23, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*5/23: Discordian Chaos Holiday.
*Rye, Sussex, England: New Mayor throws red-hot pennies to the children from his balcony.
ALSO ON MAY 23 IN HISTORY…
1810 — Transcendentalist writer Margaret Fuller born, Cambridgeport, MA.
1832 — Jamaican national hero Samuel Sharpe hung.
1838 — Four thousand die in forced removal of Cherokee “Trail of Tears.”
1930 — San Francisco gay activist politician Harvey Milk born, Woodmere, NY.
1939 — American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde killed by Texas Rangers.
2008 — American folk singer, activist Utah Phillips dies, Nevada City, California