May 24 — ZO D’AXA
French individualist anarchist, military deserter, writer, traveler.
ALSO ON MAY 24 IN HISTORY…
1864 — Fin de siecle French individualist anarchist Zo d’Axa born, Paris, France.
1883 — Brooklyn Bridge opens, New York City.
1921 — Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins, Braintree, Massachusetts.
1959 — First nuclear fall-out shelter built.
1974 — Big band composer Duke Ellington dies, 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