JUNE 27, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Provence, France: Festival of the Thrasque. The man-eating monster charges down city streets, snapping at people.
ALSO ON JUNE 27 IN HISTORY…
1869 — Anarchist rebel Emma Goldman born, Kaunas, Lithuania.
1872 — Black American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar born, Dayton, Ohio.
1880 — Deaf, mute, blind socialist Helen Keller born, Tuscumbia, Alabama.
1884 — French philosopher Gaston Bachelard born, Bar-sur-Aube, France.
1905 — Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) founded in Chicago.
1969 — Police harassment provokes Stonewall Riot of gays in New York City.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective