May 5 — KARL MARX
German communist theorist, capitalist critic, philosopher.
MAY 5, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Cinco de Mayo.
* Japan: Feast of Banners, fish kites fly.
ALSO ON MAY 5 IN HISTORY…
1818 — Great Communist theorist, philosopher Karl Marx born, Trier, Germany.
1862 — Battle of Puebla, Mexico.
1867 — Nellie Bly, famous for around-the-world race, born, Cochran’s Mills, PA.
1920 — Italian-American anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti arrested, Braintree, Mass.
1925 — John Scopes arrested for teaching evolutionary theory, Tennessee.
1926 — American jazz great Miles Davis born, Alton, Illinois
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective