May 7– Camillo Berneri
Italian-born anarchist philosopher, killed by Spanish Stalinists.
MAY 7, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Feast of St. Nicola in Bari, Italy, celebrates the transfer of his relics to Bari. Religious rites followed by spectacular fireworks displays honor this patron of orphans, pirates, etc.
ALSO ON MAY 7 IN HISTORY…
1937 — Stalinist squad assassinates 500 anarchists, including Italian-born
philosopher Camillo Berneri, in Barcelona, Spain.
1941 — Golden Bough author Sir James George Frazer dies, Cambridge, England.
1968 — Parisian students and workers revolt in near-successful revolution.