DECEMBER 23 — SAMUEL MOCKBEE
Selfless, inspired architect to the “Other America.”
“Butterly House,” Samuel Mockbee, Image by Tim Hursley.
DECEMBER 23 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Oaxaca, Mexico: FEAST OF THE RADISHES.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 23 IN HISTORY…
1776 — First American revolutionist Thomas Paine’s Crisis published.
1888 — Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh cuts off his own ear.
1944 — Architect to the poor Samuel Mockbee born, Meridian, Mississippi.
1948 — Japanese military leader Tojo hanged in Tokyo as war criminal.
1953 — 21 American P.O.W.s in Korea refuse to come home.
OCTOBER 27, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FEAST OF THE LORD OF MISRULE.
PUNKIE NIGHT: Children parade with gourd lanterns on last Thursday in October.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 27 IN HISTORY…
1904 — New York City subway opens.
1912 — Player piano composer Conlon Nancarrow born, Texarkana, Arkansas.
1914 — Welsh poet Dylan Thomas born, Swansea, Wales.
1932 — American poet Sylvia Plath born, Boston, Massachusetts.
2006 — New York Indymedia journalist Brad Will killed, Oaxaca, Mexico.