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The fluid call in a sudden
silence abandons the search for direction
— George Kalamaras, "Evening"
Italian "workerist" political activist, philosopher.
Ancient Egyptian FESTIVAL OF MIN.
ETERNAL RICTUS DAY.
Iran: SIZDAR-BEDAH: It is unlucky to stay indoors.
1279 -- Kublai Khan defeats the Sung Chinese in a battle at sea.
1783 -- Washington Irving lives (1783-1859). American author, short story writer, essayist, poet, travel book writer, biographer, & columnist, best known for the short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Rip Van Winkle. In Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 the central character, Captain Yossarian, signs the censored letters of the soldiers with the name Washington Irving (or Irving Washington)."I don't go upstairs to bed two nights out of seven," writes Charles Dickens, "...without taking Washington Irving under my arm."
1789 -- US: A Boston trader visits & describes Neah Bay, a principal village of the Makah Indians (Washington State).
1837 -- France: Paul Robin lives, in Toulon (VAr). Wrongfully forgotten anarchist educator & néo-Malthusian whose libertarian legacy influences the educators Sébastien Faure & Francisco Ferrer.
1837 -- England: Heads Up? 2,000 workers at the Crown & Anchor Tavern, London, declare support for Canadian Patriots.
1849 -- Germany: During this month Mikhail Bakunin moves to Dresden. His brochure on "Russian Conditions" appears, as do articles in Dresdner Zeitung. Next month a popular uprising breaks out & Bakunin emerges as an "heroic" leader; it also involves Richard Wagner & Heuber. When the rebellion is crushed, Bakunin receives a death sentence.
1860 -- US: Pony Express service begins, between Sacramento, California & St. Joseph, Missouri. It was discontinued six & a half months later due to the completion of the first transcontinental telegraph line. An ad in a California newspaper read:
"Wanted. Young, skinny, wiry fellows. Not over 18. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily.
1868 -- An Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever, he rides a 50-foot tidal wave.
1882 -- US: Jesse James shot by Robert Ford at St. Joseph, Missouri.
1894 -- England: Dora Winifred Russell-Black lives, in Thornton Heath, Surrey. Humanist & a feminist, joined the freethinking Heretics Society & supported the Suffragette Movement. She also became interested in socialism & pacifism. Companion to philosopher & mathematician Bertrand Russell.
1898 -- US: Emma Goldman, continuing her speaking tour of February-June, addressing 66 meetings) scheduled to speak in Milwaukee, today & tomorrow.
1910 -- US: Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt. Denali climbed.
1912 -- Spain: Federico "Taino" Borrell García lives, Benilloba in Alicante. Founder of the local branch of the Libertarian Youth (FIJL) in 1932. FAI militant & during the Spanish Revolution a militiaman in the Columna Alcoiana led by the local anarchist activist, Enrique Vańo Nicomedes. He is best known now by the iconic photo The Fallen Soldier, by Robert Capa, which captured his moment of death on September 5, 1936.
1914 -- US: During this month Emma Goldman's The Social Significance of the Modern Drama published.
1914 -- US: Reunited, Emma Goldman & Ben Reitman open their seventh annual tour in Chicago with "splendid" Jewish meetings.
1915 -- Poland: Deadbeat?: Having played an important moderating role as deputy chairman at the Yiddish Conference that assembled at Czernowitz to promote the status of the language & its culture, Isaac Leib Peretz, dies in Warsaw.
1917 -- US: American navy sailors in Kansas City destroy the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World) building.
Following Beloved & Respected Comrade Liberal President Woodrow Wilson's request yesterday for a declaration of war — but before that declaration is passed — local police today escort "off duty" military to destroy the IWW trade union headquarters.
This action inspires similar terrorist attacks in Detroit, Duluth, & other IWW centers. A "mob" in Butte lynched the part-Indian organizer Frank Little from a railroad trestle on 31 July 1917.
As in other industrial nations, officials in the United States, frustrated by the constitutional, legal, & cultural checks on their authority, found extralegal means (the Palmer Raids, Red Scare, etc.) to remove from public discourse those who had broken no law but who disagreed with government policy.
1920 -- F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald kicked out of Biltmore Hotel bridal suite, New York City for rowdiness.
......in a real dark night of the soul
it is always three o'clock in the morning,
... day after day
1924 -- Emma Goldman, this month, is unable to solicit writing contracts with European & American magazines; she finds mainstream magazines are interested only in her experiences in Russia, thus thwarting her attempts to earn a living.
1924 -- Marlon "Stella, I coulda been a contender" Brando lives, Omaha Nebraska.
1925 -- China: During this month strikes occur in the Japanese-owned textile mills.
[Source: K.S. Karol]
1926 -- Italy: La legge sull'organizzazione sindacale riconosce solo due confederazioni, una per gli imprenditori e una per i lavoratori, entrambe affidate a dirigenti fascisti. Sono vietati gli scioperi e qualsiasi forma di agitazione sindacale.
Viene costituita l'Opera Nazionale Balilla che inquadra i ragazzi dagli 8 ai 12 anni (balilla) e quelli dai 12 ai 18 anni (avanguardisti). Il regime pensa proprio a tutto e a tutti.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
One of the darkest yet least-known chapters of postwar Asian history — the horrific genocide of 30,000 innocent civilians on Cheju-do between 1948 & 1949.
In the space of one year, fully 10% of the island's total population of 300,000 was massacred — literal Roman decimation. Privately the governor of Cheju told American intelligence at the time that 60,000 were killed.
This mass murder, in the guise of an anti-Communist civil war, was undertaken by the South Korean army, the Cheju-do police, & the US military.
On August 21, 1998 the Second East Asia Peace & Human Rights Academic Conference was held on the island in commemoration of this mass murder & to help publicize an event hidden from the American public.
Black American educator, historian, called the Father of black history, founder of Black History Month. Daily Bleed Saint December 19, 1998.
Before the union contract expired, the company prepared for the strike by installing rooftop searchlights & arming guards with shotguns, tear gas, revolvers & thousands of ammunition rounds.
The strike did not end until September 1960, when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decides the Kohler Company is guilty of refusing to bargain. The company agrees to reinstate 1,400 strikers & pay them 4.5 million dollars in back pay & pension credits.
Internationale Situationniste #7Central bulletin published by the sections of the Situationist International. Articles include "Geopolitics of Hibernation," "The Bad Days Will End," & "Basic Banalities" (part 1) by Vaneigem.
Editor: G.-E. Debord. Editorial committee (Central Council of the SI): Debord, Kotŕnyi, Lausen, Vaneigem. http://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/chronology/chronology.html | [Situationist Resources]
Police Chief "Bull" Connor responds with fire hoses & attack dogs. Sit-ins & demos begun by SCLC & volunteers. The progressive city government & Bull will get an injunction to prevent demonstrations on April 11, & King & many others will be jailed on the 12th for violating the injunction.
ADAM CLAYTON POWELL
Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2001. Harlem politico, high liver, nemesis of state bureaucracy.
— Wesley Johns, statement to a People's Court convened by the Motor City Labor League, April 3, 1973 (cited in Dan Georgakas's Detroit: I Do Mind Dying)
1974 -- US: Patty Hearst announces in a taped message to a Berkeley radio station that she has joined her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA).
"I would never choose to live the rest of my life surrounded by pigs like the Hearsts"
— see also 5 & 22 February.
Source: 'Calendar Riots'
1975 -- Steve Miller charged with setting fire to the clothes & personal effects of a friend, Benita DiOrio.
In the late night confusion, Miller tussles with policemen & is also charged with resisting arrest. The incident is quickly forgotten the next day when DiOrio asks to drop the charges & Miller jokes with reporters that the publicity might "rekindle" his career.
1979 -- Iranian author Hadi Khorsandi, (The Ayatollah & I; Readers International, 1987) skeedaddles for London.
"When he returned to Iran at the time of the Revolution, his satirical writings quickly brought demands for his execution from mobs of the Jezbollah & he flew back to London on 3 April,1979, only 2 days after the Islamic Rep. had been declared."
1980 -- US: Congress reinstates the Shvwits, Kanosh, Koosharem, & Indian Peaks & Cedar City bands of Paiute Indians of Utah.
1984 -- Italy: Mediterranean Cruises? Cruise missiles announced as operational, Comiso, Sicily.
1985 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Rightwing-Sweetheart B-1 Bob Dornan (R-Trooper) reveals the "best compliment" he has yet received on the House of Representatives floor — Henry Hyde (R-IL.) said to him,
"If we were Indians in the Plains Wars & you were a cavalry trooper, we would kill you just to drink your blood."
This, explains Bob, is how true warriors show respect.
1989 -- US: In Mississippi Choctaw Case, US Supreme Court upholds rights of tribal courts under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
1990 -- American singer Sarah Vaughn, 66, dies of lung cancer in Los Angeles. "Divine Sassie," the Daily Bleed Saint, March 27.
"I don't remember when I first heard her, but I remember when she died. I heard it on the radio & I had to pull the car over.
She means more to me than any other artist, because she truly had to sing. She didn't do that well commercially, she had trouble with record companies, she needed to sing what she wanted to sing.
She was the singer's singer."
2000 -- Entheogen psychonaut & futurist shamanarchist, Terence McKenna (1946-2000) dies. Author of Magic Mushroom Growers Guide, advocate of the "Stoned Ape" theory of human evolution.
TERENCE McKENNA Patron Saint ??-2011
Sacred substance psychonaut, shamanarchist.
2009 -- France: Some 25,000 police are armed & dangerous, convened to whup on the tens of thousands of uninvited protesters attending today's Nato gathering.
2010 -- Italy: "Workerist" political philosopher Romano Alquati dies, Turin.
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