Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — SAYYED DARWEESH

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June 15 — SAYYED DARWEESH
“The People’s Artist.” Egyptian composer, activist

JUNE 15, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Lantern Festival: the dead revisit homes
*St. Vitus Day: Traditional day of revels for welcoming Spring in old Europe.
*Festival of Neon Decadence.

ALSO ON JUNE 15 IN HISTORY…
1215 — British King John & contentious noblemen sign Magna Carta, at Runnymede.
1381 — Radical poll tax protestor Wat Tyler executed, Smithfields, London, England.
1560 — Will Sommers, “Poor Man’s Friend,” court jester to Henry VIII, buried.
1752 — American inventor, revolutionist Ben Franklin flies a kite in a thunderstorm.
1860 — World’s first nursing school established, London, England.
1934 — Hitler and Mussolini meet for the first time, in Venice, Italy.
1954 — Joe McCarthy declares physicist Robert Oppenheimer a security risk.
1966 — End of three days of Dutch Provo rioting, Amsterdam, Holland.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective