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|i am in favor of these united states, here is
a land baptized & broken. here are the rising
foundations for the spartan existence. the family
will no longer control the western hemisphere. it
will exist in its pleasure but not in its tyranny.
our lungs will extol the notes of a pure, more
powerful democracy intricate in its simplistics
a leadership of snowflakes.
— Patti Smith, from "combe", in Early Work, 1970-1979
REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH DAY. You & Bill Gates share de Pork...
US: JACKSON DAY, a holiday – but only in Louisiana.
General Andrew Jackson defeats the British at New Orleans in 1815.
The box score: 700 British killed, 1,400 wounded, 500 taken prisoner, against 8 Americans killed & 13 wounded.
The battle was actually fought two weeks after a treaty had been signed – but news hadn’t reached either side.
624 -- Abu Sufjan ibn Harb Kurashite chief, dies in battle.
1353 -- Jews of Basel, Switzerland, burned alive in their houses.
1632 -- Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf lives.
1642 -- Astronomer Galileo Galilei dies at 78 in Arceti, Italy, leaving us with "the finger." [The middle one we suspect.]
1656 -- Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands).
1704 -- England:
Earthquake "preceded" by a violent tempest [Rept. Brit. Assoc., 1852]
— Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned
1775 -- England: Printer/type designer John Baskerville dies, & at his request is buried in the family garden. Printer to Cambridge University since 1758 — & manufacturer of his own paper & ink — he published his masterpiece, a folio Bible, in 1763.
1811 -- US: Louisiana slave uprising, in New Orleans.
1815 -- US: Better Late...? Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Andy Jackson wins the most decisive battle of the War of 1812 — the Battle of New Orleans — not knowing the war ended two weeks ago. (The Treaty of Ghent, officially ending the hostilities, was signed December 24, 1814.) The British had over 2,000 casualties; the Americans lost 71. Jackson got a new email account shortly thereafter & teamed up with songsters Jimmy Driftwood & Johnny Horton for a smash-hit single.
1824 -- First major English detective novelist, Wilkie Collins (The Woman in White; The Moonstone) lives, London.
Strange Goings-on: Scotland: Sounds like cannonading, listed as "earthquakes," one of 247 such occurrences in same place between 1839 & 1841, Comrie, Scotland [Edin. New Phil. Jour., 32-107]
1864 -- US: Mary Kenney O'Sullivan (1864-1943), first American Federation of Labor (AFL) woman organizer, lives, Hannibal, Missouri. A skilled bookbinder, she organized the Woman's Bookbinder Union in 1880 & a founder of the National Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL) in 1903.
1865 -- US: Warmongers beat Doves, 36-11. Near present-day San Angleo, 370 brave strong macho Texass militiamen attack a presumed encampment of 1400 Comanches (they were actually peaceful Kickapoo). This engagement, called the "Battle of Dove Creek", was one of the last battles in Texas between Anglos & Native Americans. The militia lost 36 men, with 60 wounded; the Indians lost 11, with 61 wounded. Inspires the Houston SnakeOilers, Texass Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, etc.
1867 -- Emily Balch lives. Co-founder of Women's International League for Peace & Freedom. Wins a Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.
1867 -- US: Congress overrides Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Andy Johnson's veto of a bill granting all adult male citizens of the District of Columbia the right to vote, & the bill thus becomes law. It is the first election law passed in America granting African-American men the right to vote.
1867 -- US:
Strange Goings-on: Garrison startled from sleep by what was supposed to be an earthquake & a sound like thunder, followed by darkness, sky covered with black smoke or clouds, & fall of brownish ashes; another "frightful" shock half an hour later; sighting of dark column of smoke in direction of Klamath Marsh; no report of volcanic eruption, Fort Klamath, OR [Smithsonian. Miscell. Cols., 37-Appendix, p71]
1872 --I WILL NOT SAY GOODBYE
By order of the president of Ecuador, Manuela León is executed.
The president in his decree called Manuela "Manuel," so there would be no evidence that a gentleman like himself was sending a woman, even a stupid Indian, to the firing squad.
Manuela had stirred up town & country, & caused the Indian masses to rise against forced labor & the payment of tribute.
As if that were not enough, she also committed the impertinence of challenging Lieutenant Vallejo, a government official, to fight a duel before the astonished eyes of his soldiers,
& in open combat her lance humiliated his sword.
When this, her final day, arrives, Manuela faces the firing squad without a blindfold. Asked if she has anything to say, she answered in her language:
-- Eduardo Galeano: excerpt from Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History
1880 -- US: Death of Norton I, Emperor of the United States & clearly its greatest leader; drops dead on California St. at Grant Ave.
He was on his way to a lecture at the Academy of Natural Sciences in San Francisco. His funeral was a grand procession of thousands, followed by a rousing party lasting for days.
Emperor Norton I lives!?! at the wiki,
On January 10, Our Beloved Leader was buried in the Masonic Cemetery. The funeral cortege was two miles long — between 10,000 & 30,000 people reportedly attended.
1881 -- Austria: Fire destroys the Ring Theater in Vienna, taking more than 640 lives.
1883 -- France: In Lyon the trial of the Internationale, against the anarchists known as "The 66", begins.
1885 -- Netherlands: A.J. Muste, radical American pacifist priest & co-founder of Fellowship of Reconciliation & War Resisters League, lives, Zierikzee.
1886 -- US: Moorish mystic Noble Drew Ali lives, North Carolina.
All slave laborers at Recollection Books claim to be members of the Moorish Temple; the Moors they once had a trouble spot on the web, but one of de bums allowed it to fall into disgrace, & now no one knows just where it is anymore, moor or less. Howsomever, we have found a suitable site, a veritable Garden of Delight in the Great Dismal Swamps...
Recollection Books' own SaintMeister James Koehnline, whose collages grace many of our humble pages.
The FBI is
Moorish Science Temple of America, light reading, a mere 3,117 pages
http://foia.fbi.gov...moortemp.htm & Noble+Drew+Ali
1886 -- France: Décret du président de la République accordant sa grâce à, Louise Michel. Elle refuse, puis consent.
[Source: Michel Chronologie]
1889 -- US: Dr. Herman Hollerith of New York is awarded a patent for the first computer designed for data processing.
1892 -- Spain: Anarchist revolt in Andalusia, to the cry of "Vive la révolution sociale". Hundreds of farm laborers take the town of Jerez. The uprising is quickly subdued & its leaders captured & tortured. Four are sentenced to death & executed 10 February 1892, setting off new waves of violence.
1894 -- US: Yakama Indians sign away 23,000 acres of timberland formerly inhabited by Wenatchee tribe to the US for $20,000.
1896 -- Argentina: Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, lives (1896-1973 ). Considered the major 20th century Chilean novelist & short story writer. Premio Nacional de Literatura 1957.
1911 -- Pietro Gori (1865-1911) dies, aged 46. Gori was an Italian lawyer, an ardent legal defender of anarchists, himself an anarchist & labor activist. He was forced into exile numerous times by government repression. Gori was a founder of the (FORA (in Argentina), the review Criminologia moderna &, with Luigi Fabbri, the review Il pensiero. Gori was also a poet & dramatist, & wrote the now famous song, "Addio Lugano bella."
[Details / context]
1911 (8 gennaio ore 6,30) Muore a Portoferraio, dove si era rifugiato per cercare di trovare sollievo per la sua malattia, fra le braccia della sorella Bice e quelle dell’operaio anarchico di Piombino, Pietro Castiglioli. / 1911 (8 January hours 6,30) It dies to Portoferraio, where it had been sheltered in order to try to find relief for its disease, between the arms of the Bice sister & those dell?operaio anarchical of Piombino, Peter Castiglioli. dell’anarchismo italiano, anarchismo, anarchici, anarquista, sindicalistas / Brasil
1912 -- African National Congress founded, South Africa.
1913 -- Poet Harold Munro opens the doors of the Poetry Bookshop in London. Robert Frost & Ezra Pound meet here today for the first time. Munro also published many poets, including Richard Aldington.
See Roger Burford Mason, "Missing the Boat: The Failures of Harold Munro & the Poetry Bookshop," The Antigonish Review, No. 81/82.
1916 -- After almost a year of battle, Allied forces stage a full retreat from the shores of Gallipoli.
1917 -- US: Emma Goldman is acquitted by a New York court on a charge of circulating birth control information at a Union Square open-air meeting on May 20, 1916. Emma credits especially Ida Rauh Eastman for the finding, as Ida risked self-incrimination in order to disprove Emma's involvement in distributing the literature.
1929 -- Dziga Vertov's silent movie The Man With the Movie Camera is released.
1933 -- Spain: Anarchist uprisings begin in Barcelona, Madrid & Valencia.
"The insurrection was quickly beaten back; but three days later, on January 11, fighting unexpectedly broke out in the small Andalusian town of Casas Viejas. In an exchange of shots at the barracks of the Civil Guards, two guards were mortally wounded ... They then exacted a terrible vengeance on the town.
The incident at Casas Viejas symbolized the fury & the martyrdom of the landless workers of Andalusia."
— Jerome Mintz, from the introduction, The Anarchists of Casas Viejas (University of Chicago, 1982).
1934 -- Days Without End by Eugene O'Neil opens at Henry Miller's Theater in New York.
1935 -- The "King" lives. We much prefer the Emperor (above). Couldn't chew as a baby, as an adult wife Priscilla cut up his meat because he refused to chew.
1942 -- Briefly?: English physicist Stephen Hawking lives. Wrote A Brief History of Time.
1945 -- US: The packing shed of the Doi family is burned & dynamited & shots are fired into their home.
The family was the first to return to California from Amache (concentration camp) & the first to return to Placer County, having arrived three days ago.
Although several men are arrested & confess to the acts, all are acquitted. Some 30 similar incidents greet other Japanese Americans returning to the West Coast between January & June.
In 21st century America we can say that things have changed greatly since this time. In 2001, 2002, 2003, it is Arab Americans & visiting Arabs who are now among the "Disappeared."
1958 -- Russia: Radio Moscow devotes airtime to radiation sickness. A nuclear accident, shrouded in secrecy by the Soviet government, has contaminated thousands of square miles in the central Ural Mountains & killed hundreds of people.
1959 -- Cuban revolutionaries under Fidel Castro victorious. US goes into denial, as usual, in an attempt to protect "
1965 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Senator Dirksen proposes marigold as national flower (didn't pass). Just too-too Radical for dem Republicans.
Outrages to the state & injury to the Danish royal familyJanuary 1965
During this month, following a complaint from the American Moral Rearmament movement, J.V. Martin, representing the Situationist International in Scandinavia, is charged with offenses to morals & good taste, eroticism, pornography, antisocial activity, outrages to the state & injury to the Danish royal family over eritico-political leaflets published by the SI & distributed in Denmark & Spain.http://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/chronology/chronology.html | [Situationist Resources]
1966 -- Vietnam: 8,000 GIs attack Iron Triangle, after B-52 bombing strikes.
1966 -- KYA Super Harlow A Go-Go dance & show at Longshoremen's Hall in San Francisco, with the Vejtables & the Baytovens. "Happy" Harlow was Russ "The Moose" Syracuse's KYA radio engineer.
1967 -- China: Excesses of "Cultural Revolution" trigger counter-riots & strikes in Shanghai.
1967 -- US: Police bust the second Digger Free Store at 520 Frederick Street, Frisco, California.
1968 -- France: Soccer Bleu!?
8 janvier 68 Altercation entre François Missoffe (ministre de la Jeunesse et des Sports) & anarchiste Daniel Cohn-Bendit lors de l'inauguration de la piscine de Nanterre. / The Minister for Youth & Sports is forced by students to leave the inauguration of a swimming pool at Nanterre.
1969 -- US: At San Fernando State in California 1,000 anti-Vietnam War demonstrate & attempt to occupy the administration building.
1969 -- US: In San Jose, California, teachers join strike with students opposed to the Vietnam War.
1970 -- US: Shortly after the publication of his book, The One-Man Revolution in America, Ammon Hennacy suffers a heart attack while picketing for Lance & Kelback, two convicted murderers scheduled to be executed.
Ammon Hennacy was a Catholic anarchist who ran the Joe Hill House. Mentor to songster, anarchist & labor radical U. Utah Phillips ("One of the most important songwriters to be found in North America." — Rolling Stone.)
"The One-Man Revolution was published AFTER he died. He'd finished it but his widow had to do the final work to get it published."
— Marcus Patrick Blaise, June 2003
Kenneth Patchen — poet, novelist, painter, graphic designer, pacifist, early anarchist participant in the San Francisco Libertarian Circle — dies, Palo Alto, California.
Wonderful fan site worth a visit,
See our own Kenneth Patchen Tribute page
Patchen at wikipedia,
1973 -- Uruguay: Tupamaro guerrillas kidnap British ambassador Geoffrey Jackson; although the government refuses their demands to free 150 prisoners, they release him unharmed eight months later, Montevideo. At one point they try to work out a deal though the Anarchist Black Cross in London, with Albert Meltzer as negotiator.
1974 -- Frank Searle sights & photographs the Loch Ness monster.
1974 -- Kiss give a special dress rehearsal after being signed to Casablanca Records. A Rolling Stone magazine correspondent reports, "the group plays very heavy, loud & ultimately monotonous rock in the Black Sabbath tradition...A sure crowd pleaser. The crowds of kiddies, that is."
1976 -- E.L. Doctorow novel Ragtime wins the National Book Critics Circle Award.
1982 -- US: Hello? Hello?: 13-year-old lawsuit against AT&T by the US is settled. AT&T gives up the 22 Bell System companies but, in return, is allowed to expand into previously prohibited areas, including data processing, telephone & computer equipment sales, & computer communication devices.
1983 -- US: Legislation passed allowing Kickapoo tribal members, who live on both sides of Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texass, to apply for US citizenship.
1987 -- US: NBC reports that John Poindexter told Donald Regan he'd condoned the diversion of "Iran-contra funds" because he "felt sorry for the contras." Does not hint at the rogue "shadow" government created by Reagan's administration designed to contravene the US Constitution, Congress & American law.
1990 -- Italy: Viene archiviato dalla Camera il caso dei brogli elettorali, ampiamente documentati, avvenuti durante le elezioni politiche del 1987 nella circoscrizione di Napoli-Caserta. Nella democrazia manipolata dallo stato, spoglio (dei voti) si coniuga con imbroglio.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1991 -- US: 200 Teamsters leaders hold "Labor for Peace" meeting to oppose the Gulf War, New York City.
1992 -- Japan: Lap Dance?! Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader US President George Busharoonie pukes on the Japanese prime minister's lap during Japanese tour. Bush League.
1993 -- Religious Legacy?: A European community investigation reveals that Bosnian Serbs, in an orchestrated campaign, had raped up to 20,000 Muslim women.
1995 -- Russia: "Mothers' March For Life & Compassion" leaves Moscow for Grozny, Chechnya.
1996 -- Spain: Carmen Conde (1907-1996), aka Florentina, dies in Madrid.
Militant anarchist feminist. In 1936 she joined the Mujeres Libres (Free Women), & during the Spanish Revolution collaborated on their journal of the same name, as well as doing lecture tours.
2007 -- Canada: Terroristes? Airport security officials scoured a Toronto-bound plane after a scorpion got loose onboard & stung a man. The critter snuck into the carry-on backpack of a passenger returning from a camping trip in Costa Rica & got through security during a stopover in Miami. When the return flight resumed, the pilot said: "Welcome to Scorpion Flight 1011."
2011 -- Busy-Busy Gettin' Violated: Israel orders an investigation into the shooting death of a 65-year-old Palestinian civilian in his bed during a pre-dawn raid. / Rampage in Tucson, Arizona: 20 shot, including US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, six others dead. / Three academics at Istanbul Bilgi University fired due to a controversial dissertation project submitted by a student. / Tunisian protests: One person is killed & others are injured in Tala. / Algerian protests against food prices & unemployment: Two killed & hundreds injured. / US attempts to access personal information: Twitter subpoenaed for personal information regarding people connected to WikilLeaks, including Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, & Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir. Jónsdóttir describes attempts to access her private information as "completely unacceptable", demands to see the ambassador & begins legal action against the US. WikiLeaks requests Google & Facebook make public any subpoenas they are given by the US government. / Chinese prosecutors say 600+ people were killed over a period of seven years in Yunnan due to official misconduct.
"Wise statesmen ... established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness, their posterity should look up again at the Declaration of Independence & take courage to renew the battle which their fathers began...."
— Abraham Lincoln
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