August 10 — Jorge Amado
Brazilian peopleʼs novelist, one-time communist.
August 10, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Huesca, Spain: FIESTA OF SAN LORENZO.The charred bones of Lorenzo, in a
reliquary shaped like his head, are carried through the streets amid
giants, moors and hobby horses. Festive dances and bullfights held.
Wiltshire, England: TAN HILL FAIR is held on the highest peak of
Wiltshire Downs, miles from any town, a survival from ancient times.
Salt beef and beans eaten.
ALSO ON AUGUST 10 IN HISTORY…
1815 — Senecan prophet Handsome Lake (Ganioda’yo) dies, Onondaga, New York.
1912 — People’s writer Jorge Amado born, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
1981 — Reagan approves work orders for the Neutron Bomb.