Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Marsilio Ficino

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OCTOBER 1 — MARSILIO FICINO
Great Renaissance neo-Platonist and occultist.

OCTOBER 1, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
MAGIC CIRCLES DAY: Project spheres of consciousness.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 1 IN HISTORY…
1499 — Neo-Platonist occultist Marsilio Ficino dies, Florence, Italy.
1810 — First state fair in U.S. opens, Pittsfield Massachusetts.
1838 — Trail of Tears: 4,000 Cherokees die on forced march to Oklahoma.
1867 — Karl Marx publishes Das Kapital, Volume One.
1957 — Slogan “In God We Trust” first appears on U.S. paper currency.
1968 — Cerebralist vanguard post-artist Marcel Duchamp dies, Neuilly, Paris.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Utah Phillips

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May 23– Utah Phillips
American folk singer, labor organizer, protest poet.
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MAY 23, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*5/23: Discordian Chaos Holiday.
*Rye, Sussex, England: New Mayor throws red-hot pennies to the children from his balcony.

ALSO ON MAY 23 IN HISTORY…
1810 — Transcendentalist writer Margaret Fuller born, Cambridgeport, MA.
1832 — Jamaican national hero Samuel Sharpe hung.
1838 — Four thousand die in forced removal of Cherokee “Trail of Tears.”
1930 — San Francisco gay activist politician Harvey Milk born, Woodmere, NY.
1939 — American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde killed by Texas Rangers.
2008 — American folk singer, activist Utah Phillips dies, Nevada City, California

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