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Today’s Autonomedia Saint — DJANGO REINHARDT

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May 16-- DJANGO REINHARDT
Belgian-born Gypsy jazz musician, bon vivant.

MAY 16, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Rogation Day.
* St. Brendan’s Day: Commemorating his sixth-century voyage from Ireland to… The Garden of Eden? America?

ALSO ON MAY 16 IN HISTORY…
1918 — U.S. Congress passes Sedition Act against radicals.
1927 — U.S. Supreme Court rules booksellers must file income tax returns.
1933 — Swiss-German anarchist, gay writer John Henry Mackay dies.
1953 — Gypsy jazz musician Django Reinhardt dies, Fountainebleau, France.

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

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