August 8 – Emiliano Zapata
Heroic military figure in the first Mexican revolution.
August 8, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Scotland: BURRYMAN FESTIVAL. A man in tight-knit suit and mask is cov-
ered from head to toe with burrs and strolls the streets of Linlithgow,
collecting tribute from housewives. No one knows why.
ALSO ON AUGUST 8 IN HISTORY…
1449 — Portuguese slaver Henry the Navigator delivers 6 ships of human cargo.
1876 — Thomas Alva Edison gets patent for mimeograph.
1879 — Revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata born, Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico.