June 3– ALLEN GINSBERG
Great Beat poet, pot liberator, counter-cultural icon.
JUNE 3, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Japan: Broken Dolls Memorial. Girls attend Buddhist funeral ceremonies, bury old dolls.
* Impersonate Authority Day.
ALSO ON JUNE 3 IN HISTORY…
1906 — Jazz dancer, actress, stripper Josephine Baker born, St. Louis, Missouri.
1924 — Dystopian allegorist Franz Kafka dies, Kierling, Austria.
1926 — American Beat poet, activist Allen Ginsberg born, Newark, New Jersey.
1968 — Andy Warhol “air conditioned” by Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, 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