May 13– APOLINARIO MABINI
Philippine independentista, revolutionist, social activist.
MAY 13, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Ancient Anatolian festival, Purulliyas commemorates legend of conquest of dragon Illuyankas by Weather God controlling rainfall over the dragon of drought and flood. European folk customs link Rogation Day, Ascension & St. George’s Day.
ALSO ON MAY 10 IN HISTORY…
105 — Tsai Lun invents paper, China.
1857 — Beginning of mutiny against British rule in India.
1869 — Completion of first transcontinental railway in U.S.
1872 — Victoria Woodhull nominated for U.S. presidency, with Frederick Douglass as running mate.
1872 — French ethnologist, philosopher Marcel Mauss born, Épinal, France.
1940 — The South registers its first full year without any reported lynching.