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Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — APOLINARIO MABINI

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May 13– APOLINARIO MABINI
Philippine independentista, revolutionist, social activist.

MAY 13, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Ancient Anatolian festival, Purulliyas commemorates legend of conquest of dragon Illuyankas by Weather God controlling rainfall over the dragon of drought and flood. European folk customs link Rogation Day, Ascension & St. George’s Day.

ALSO ON MAY 13 IN HISTORY…
1794 — Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania.
1842 — Popular British opera creator Sir Arthur Sullivan born.
1893 — Crackpot, flagpole-sitting champion Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly born.
1903 — Philippine revolutionist Apolinario Mabini dies, Guam.
1958 — Dick Nixon’s motorcade greeted with rocks & bottles, Caracas, Venezuela.

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

Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – Marcel Mauss

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May 10– MARCEL MAUSS
Great cultural theorist of the society of the gift.

MAY 10, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Mother’s Day
* Madrid: Feast of St. Isidore the Ploughman: Music, feasting, dancing in the streets.
*Memphis, Tennessee: Cotton Carnival.

ALSO ON MAY 10 IN HISTORY…
105 — Tsai Lun invents paper, China.
1857 — Beginning of mutiny against British rule in India.
1869 — Completion of first transcontinental railway in U.S.
1872 — Victoria Woodhull nominated for U.S. presidency, with Frederick Douglass as running mate.
1872 — French ethnologist, philosopher Marcel Mauss born, Épinal, France.
1940 — The South registers its first full year without any reported lynching.

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

Great cultural theorist of the society of the gift.

Written by editor@arthurmag.com

May 10th, 2009 at 1:13 am

Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — ROBERTO BOLANO

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April 28 — Roberto Bolaño
Chilean novelist, nomad, cultural iconoclast.

APRIL 28, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Charles, Louisiana: Contraband Days Pirate Festival honors Lafitte.

ALSO ON APRIL 28 IN HISTORY…

1192 — Hashshashin assassinate Conrad of Montferrat, King of Jerusalem.
1789 — Mutiny breaks out aboard British ship H.M.S. Bounty.
1874 — Journalist Karl Krauss born, Jicin, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary.
1953 — Brilliant Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño born, Santiago, Chile.
1960 — Dutch council communist & astronomer Anton Pannekoek dies, Wageningen.
1967 — World boxing great Muhammad Ali refuses U.S. army induction.
1977 — Baader-Meinhof Red Brigades terrorists get life sentences, Germany.

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

Written by editor@arthurmag.com

April 28th, 2009 at 1:15 am

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