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Armenia: THE FLAMING OF THE ROSE, the Christianized festival of ANAHIT, the ancient Goddess of chastity; sheep with gaily painted horns are led to church, with food & flowers piled at the alter.
NATIONAL FINK DAY: Celebrated in Fink, Texass.
1865 -- Author Ángel de Saavedra dies in Madrid. His later work is mainly undistinguished, but the Spanish poet/dramatist's Don Álvaro, o la fuerza del sino, marks the triumph of Romantic drama in Spain.
In Nature, 30-216, a correspondent writes that, upon June 22, 1884, at Fletching, Sussex, southwest of Colchester, there was intence darkness & that rain then brought down flakes of soot in such abundance that it seemed to be 'snowing black.'
1893 -- Aaro Hellaakoski lives (1893-1952). Poet, Ph.D. (in geology), pioneer of modernism in literature in Finland. Notable amateur painter, familiar with Expressionism, Cubism & theories of Futurism, which influenced his writing.
1898 -- Erich Maria Remarque lives (1898-1970), Westphalia, Germany. Remarque became famous with his pacifist novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, a most representative novel of World War I.
1898 -- Cuba: The US, always willing to lend a beneficent & helpful hand for the cause of "freedom," intervenes in the war of Independence of Cuba. General William Shafter & his troops disembark in Daiquirí. See Eduardo Galeano's Memoria del fuego, in Spanish,
1899 -- US: Emma Goldman arrives in San Francisco, where she begins a seven-week series of lectures in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, & Stockton.
"Why I Am an Anarchist Communist," "The Aim of Humanity," "The Development of Trades-Unionism," & "Charity" number among Emma Goldman's lectures.
The socialists are antagonistic to her on several occasions. Her lecture on "Sex Problems" continues to stir debate; some applaud her courage to speak about this taboo issue.
Socialists & cops weren't the only people Emma Goldman had problems with....
[Details / context]
1899 -- Italy: Con decreto regio, per superare l'ostruzionismo parlamentare dei socialisti e dei radicali, vengono approvati i provvedimenti repressivi sulla stampa e sulla cosiddetta pubblica sicurezza.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1906 -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of Charles & author of Gift from the Sea, lives, Englewood, New Jersey. Both were Nazi/fascist sympathizers, & she probably more right-wing than her famed flying hubby.
At the funeral of the victims Errico Malatesta declares:
"Our high ideal is not violence but peace, a society of people who are free & equal, in which conflicts & massacres will be impossible. Violence is not ours, but theirs, of the governing class which oppresses, tramples on the ground & murders the weaker. There is nothing left to the proletariat but to react violently against their violence & to put lead against lead to crush violence."
— Umanita Nova, June 26, 1920
Wrote Babylon; Difficult Death; Putting My Foot In It; Are You Crazy?
Member of the Surrealist group despite his gay sexuality (frowned upon by Breton & other Surrealists).
Daily Bleed Patron Saint, April 17, 1854
American individualist anarchist, publisher, journalist.
"There is a lot of bullshit in Lawrence & Miller — but their enemies are my enemies." (Kenneth Rexroth)
1964 -- Italy: Michele L. Straniero, fondatore di Cantacronache, viene denunciato con l'accusa di vilipendio alle forze armate per aver cantato durante lo spettacolo "Bella Ciao," al festival dei due mondi di Spoleto, la canzone antimilitarista "Gorizia tu sia maledetta."
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1968 -- Jeff Beck group makes US debut at The Fillmore East, NYC. Lead singer Rod Stewart has stage fright & hides behind a speaker cabinet through the first song.
1968 -- Italy: La polizia di stato arresta dieci operai che protestano contro il ministro dell'industria Giulio Andreotti interrompendone il discorso.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1969 -- US: In Hot Water?: The Cuyahoga River catches fire just downstream from Cleveland, Ohio & burns for 20 minutes, damages two railroad bridges.
"It's not true (the congressman was sleeping during the debate). He was just taking a few moments for deep reflection." — aide to Rep. Martin Hoke, R-Ohio
1970 -- US: Voting age lowered to 18, 26th Amendment to US Constitution.
Of related interest, see Our Dishonest Constitution (B. W. Huebsch, 1914) by Allan L. Benson,
1972 -- US: From the Dick & Bob Watergate Party tapes:
Haldeman: ... the great thing about it is that the whole thing is so totally fucked up so badly done that nobody believes —
Nixon: ... that we could have done it.
Haldeman: That's right. It's beyond comprehension ...
1977 -- On-The-Job Experience?: Former Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader US Attorney General John Mitchell, Dick M Nixon's law & order hard-liner & highest ranking US lawman, takes up a 19-month residence in an Alabama prison.
1978 -- Urban Legend: Pluto's moon Charon is today discovered by James Christy.Pluto, or course, was first discovered by Walt Disney August 18, 1930, in 'The Chain Gang'. Don't know who this Sharon pretender is.
1981 -- Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to first degree murder charges for the killing of John Lennon six months ago.
1984 -- US: SLATE reunion, Berkeley, California, June 22-24.
1987 -- Japan: 10,000 protesters form 10 mile long human chain around US airbase, Okinawa.
1989 -- Cease fire agreed in civil war, Angola.
1990 -- US: Naked Lunch? Florida passes a law — prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit.
Do you know what thongs are?
That's what Thinatra things.
1992 -- No More Wolfing It Down?: Author M.F.K. Fisher dies (How to Cook a Wolf; The Art of Eating; With Bold Knife & Fork; The Gastronomical Me), aged to perfection.
1998 -- Pierre Martin (1912-1998) dies. Pacifist, writer & libertarian.
Martin became a conscientious objector in October 1937 &, in spite of the support of people such as Jean Giono, was imprisoned in Clairvaux, which was taken over by the Nazi's during the rout of 1940.... show details
1998 -- US: Microradio movement news accounts on the struggle to free the airwaves: FCC Steals Equipment from Radio Mutiny; Radio Cedar Tree broadcasts from Berkeley Hill.
Source: [Pirate Radio Kiosk]
2000 -- US: Seattle historian Murray Morgan (1916-2000) dies.
Best known for his book, Skid Road: An Informal History.
In print almost continually since its publication in 1951,
it is considered by many to be the best history of Seattle.
US: Language Arts Teacher George Carlin (1937-2008) dies.
CUNT. If this offends you, remember where you were when you first saw the light of day.
At birth, you had a cunt stretched across your head. Just like a little hat.
In 1978 a humorless Supreme Court rules 5-4, the FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio station WBAI for broadcasting "Filthy" George Carlin's "The Seven Dirty Words you can't say on Television."
3000 -- In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England (year not stated):
On the 22nd of June
— Jonathan Fiddle —
Went out of tune.
O, gentlemen, the time of life is short!...
& if we live, we live to tread on kings.
— Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I
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