May 12 — JAMELÃO
Great Brazilian samba crooner, official carnival puxador.
MAY 12, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*England: Garland Day, Olde May Day (do it again).
ALSO ON MAY 12 IN HISTORY…
1812 — Nonsense rhymer Edward Lear born, London, England.
1907 — Decadent Symbolist writer Joris-Karl Huysmans dies.
1913 — Brazilian samba singer, great carnivalist Jamelão born, Rio de Janeiro.
1916 — Execution of James Connolly, I.W.W. organizer & Irish freedom fighter.
1921 — German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys born, Cleves, N. Rhine-Westphalia.
1922 — Large meteor strikes Earth near Blackstone, Virginia
ALSO ON MAY 1 IN HISTORY…
1776 — Order of the Illuminati founded in Germany by Adam Weishaupt.
1830 — Irish-American labor radical Mother Jones born, Cork, Ireland.
1847 — American emancipationist Henry Demarest Lloyd born.
1881 — Mystical Christian evolutionist Teilhard De Chardin born, Auvergne, France.
1890 — American utopianist Albert Brisbane dies, Richmond, Virginia.
1893 — World’s Columbian exposition opens in Chicago; Jane Addams’ purse snatched at opening ceremonies.
1916 — Chicago Herald becomes first newspaper to call the new music “Jazz.”
1919 — Pacifica radio founder Lewis Hill born, Kansas City, Missouri.
1933 — Christian anarchist Catholic Worker founded, New York City.
1965 — Vanguard musical performer Spike Jones dies.
1992 — Two days of rioting in the aftermath of the Rodney King police brutality trial leave 38 dead, 1500 injured and half a billion dollars in property damage,
in Los Angeles, California. Preparations made for military occupation.