DECEMBER 10 — HENRIETTA YURCHENCO
Ethnomusicologist, radio broadcaster, folk music pioneer.
DECEMBER 10 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS…
Point Hope, Alaska: Merry Inuit FESTIVAL FOR THE SOULS OF DEAD WHALES. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 10 IN HISTORY…
1805 — Journalist William Lloyd Garrison born, Newburyport, Massachusetts.
1830 — Poet, recluse Emily Dickinson born, Amherst, Massachusetts.
1865 — Haymarket martyr, anarchist August Spies born, Landeck, Germany.
1904 — Russian doctor Ivan Pavlov wins Nobel Prize for Physiology.
1924 — Founding of the Society for Human Rights, first Gay Rights organization.
1967 — Composer, singer Otis Redding dies in plane crash.
2007 — Pioneer world music ethnocologist Henrietta Yurchenco 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.