July 17– Billie Holiday
“Lady Day.” Great American jazz singer, performer.
JULY 17, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Epping Forest, England: Fairlop Fair.
*Feast of the Clockless Nowever.
ALSO ON JULY 17 IN HISTORY…
1794 — Biggest rebel victory in Whiskey Rebellion.
1887 — Dorothea Dix, reformer, suffragette, dies, Trenton, New Jersey.
1959 — Jazz singer Billie Holiday dies, New York City.
1967 — John Coltrane, jazz great, dies, New York City.
1975 — U.S. and U.S.S.R. couple in space orbit (Apollo/Soyuz).
2007 —Channel Tunnel Rail Link officially completed between England & France.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective