Oct. 19 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Lu Xun

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OCTOBER 19 — LU XUN
Famed Chinese writer of rebellion and revolution.

OCTOBER 19 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FEAST OF THE WICKED SCAM.
LAILAT UL QADR.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 19 IN HISTORY…
1433 — Metaphysical giant Marsilio Ficino born, Figline, Florentice Republic.
1745 — Irish satirist and scatological critic Jonathan Swift dies, Dublin, Ireland.
1781 — Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown; world turned upside down.
1862 — Auguste Lumière, French film pioneer, born.
1895 — Architect and culture critic Lewis Mumford born, Flushing, New York.
1899 — Guatemalan novelist Miguel Angel Asturias born, Guatemala City.
1936 — Chinese revolutionist, writer Lu Xun dies, Shanghai.
1983 — Grenadan leader Maurice Bishop killed in internal political coup, Grenada.
1987 — “Black Monday” stock market crash, world-wide.

Excerpted from The 2010 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Marsilio Ficino

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OCTOBER 1 — MARSILIO FICINO
Great Renaissance neo-Platonist and occultist.

OCTOBER 1, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
MAGIC CIRCLES DAY: Project spheres of consciousness.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 1 IN HISTORY…
1499 — Neo-Platonist occultist Marsilio Ficino dies, Florence, Italy.
1810 — First state fair in U.S. opens, Pittsfield Massachusetts.
1838 — Trail of Tears: 4,000 Cherokees die on forced march to Oklahoma.
1867 — Karl Marx publishes Das Kapital, Volume One.
1957 — Slogan “In God We Trust” first appears on U.S. paper currency.
1968 — Cerebralist vanguard post-artist Marcel Duchamp dies, Neuilly, Paris.