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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

"The Rebel Girl" of Wobbly fame.

Egypt: FEAST OF 'AUT-YER, Personification of Female Joy.

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1495 -- Slim Fast for Peace?: Diet of Worms abolishes private warfare in Holy Roman Empire.

1566 -- Switzerland: Heads Up!? UFO's sighted over Basel. & they have the pictures to prove it!!

Flying Saucer

1598 -- Georg Stiernhielm, "Father of Swedish poetry," lives.

Ya, ya live
than ya die
the end, ya

1620 -- All In The Family?: Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft.

1647 -- England: The Parliamentarian Army takes control of London.

1754 -- Author Henry Fielding leaves England for the gentler climate of Lisbon to alleviate the ill health plaguing him for over a decade.

1764 -- James Boswell, 24, arrives in Holland, having promised himself to "go abroad with manly resolution to improve, & correspond with Johnson," whom he recently met.

1783 -- John Heathcoat, inventor of lace-making machinery, lives.

American Death Dollar: In Greed We Trust
1804 -- William Blake writes to biographer / poet William Hayley:

"Money flies from me.
Profit never ventures upon my threshold."

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1820 -- Potatoes first planted in Hawaii, after which the yammering never stops.

1826 -- August (Engelbrekt) Ahlqvist (1826-1889) lives. Also wrote as A. Oksanen. Poet & critic, linguist, the first professor of Finnish at the University of Helsinki, best remembered in Finland perhaps as the strongest critic of Finnish national writer Aleksis Kivi — a classical example of Mozart-Salieri syndrome.

1854 -- US: Rumor that all Catholic churches were arsenals brings a mob of ax-wielding Protestants to a St. Louis house of worship. Eight Irishmen are "butchered like cattle" & 30 more seriously wounded.

1859 -- France: Émile Hugonnard (aka Michel) lives, Lyon.

Militant anarchiste implicated in the famed "Procès des 66" (Lawsuit of the 66) & member of the "groupe de la Guillottière" in Lyon.

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1886 -- Louis Alan Hazeltine, inventor of the neutrodyne, lives.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Rebel Girl
1890 -- US: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn lives, Concord, New Hampshire. Author of Sabotage: the Conscious Withdrawal of Workers Efficiency.

Sabotage, pamphlet cover

You Railroad Men, Debs pamphlet cover
1894 -- US: Eugene Debs & three other trade union leaders arrested following the Pullman Strike.

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1897 -- Argentina: Albert Perrier (or Perier), aka Germinal, lives (1897-1977), in Buenos Aires. Militant French revolutionary syndicalist.

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Regeneracion logo; source
1900 -- México: The anarchist periodical Regeneración, makes its debut. Published by the Flores Magón brothers (Jesus & Ricardo), along with Licenciado Antonio Horcasitas; edited by Jesus Flores Magón & Eugene L. Arnoux.
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1903 -- Kenya: It's In The Pudding? Evidence found proving anthropologist Louis S. B. Leakey lives, Kabete. Wrote By the Evidence: Memoirs, 1932-1951.

1904 -- US: Ralph Johnson Bunche lives, Detroit, Michigan. Political & social scientist, first African-American Nobel Prize winner (1950), for his role as UN mediator of the armistice agreements between Israel & Arab neighbors in the Middle East wars of 1948.

1919 -- US: A month-long actors' strike closes all theatres.
Source: 'Calendar Riots'

1919 -- Hungary: The Republic of the Councils of Hungary in Budapest is crushed by foreign reactionaries & their allies.

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1921 -- US: One thousand miners present Governor Morgan with a resolution calling for an end to martial law in Mingo County.

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1924 -- EG, anarchist feministEmma Goldman enters France from Germany under the name E. G. Kersner; visits a number of friends in Paris, including Harry Weinberger & Frank & Nellie Harris. Meets Arthur Leonard Ross who she later hires as her attorney. Meets Ernest Hemingway at a party given by English novelist Ford Madox Ford.

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1925 -- Ricardo Mella (1861-1925) dies. Headed publishing teams of Solidaridad, El Libertario, Acción Libertaria.

... "El socialismo anarquista" de Ricardo Mella. es tracta d alguns capítols del seu llibre "IDEARIO" que ens semblen molt interessants i actuals per el seu ... pages

Segarra, Agusti Cuadernos, Federico Urales y Ricardo Mella (Anagrama, 1977) 128p.

1928 -- US: Shrink Wrap? The American dollar shrinks.

1931 -- US: Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) heads labor strike at the Boulder Canyon Project.

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Roland Kirk
1936 -- Rahsaan Roland Kirk lives, Columbus, Ohio. Blind from age two, he begins playing the tenor saxophone professionally in R&B bands before turning to jazz. Best known for his ability to play more than one instrument at once, self-made jazz instruments, & his creative improvisational skills.

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1940 -- Marilyn Manson lives, San Fernando, California.

1941 -- Rabindranath Tagore dies in Calcutta, India. Winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature, Indian author, poet, composer, painter.

1941 -- "Gloomy Sunday" Billie Holiday, (recorded or issued (?) 8/7/41)

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1942 -- American author Garrison Keillor lives.

1947 -- High Seas: Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef. The crew mutinies — crazed with Reefer Madness.

1957 -- Film comedian Oliver Hardy dies.

1958 -- US: Care to Dance? Emilia Newcomb, 22, burst into spontaneous combustion while waltzing at a party. Reduced to small pile of ash in a brief, intense flare. Only her shoes — slightly scorched inside — remain.

1960 -- US: Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches.

Illustration: guitar, bullets, scythe
1960 -- Cuba: Fidel Castro announces plans to nationalize all American holdings. US & the Mafia, which had controlled the economy, takes the moral high ground, begins its non-stop campaign to assassinate him.

1961 -- US: Bob Moses (& SNCC) begins first voter registration school in Mississippi (McComb, Fayette County).

Incredible Blob
1963 -- The original beach movie, "Beach Party," debuts. The film stars Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello. Music is provided by Dick Dale & the Del Tones.

Ramón Vila Capdevila
1963 -- Spain: Ramón Vila Capdevila (1908-1963) dies. Also known as "Caracremada" (Caraquemada, Burnt-face), "Jabalí" (the Wild Boar), or "Capitán Raymond."aka Ramon Rivas

The famed anti-fascist guerrilla is shot down & purposely left to die following a shootout with the Guardia Civil.

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1964 -- Time magazine reviews the Beatles' movie "Hard Days Night." The headline reads "Beatles Blow It" & advises readers,


1964 -- US: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, in response to (falsely) reported attacks on US destroyers (see 2 August; 4 August) passes the House 416-0, & the Senate 88-2.

Gives Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President LBJ extraordinary powers, authorizing him to use "all necessary steps" to "win" the war in Vietnam.

Only two legislators (Morse & Gruening) vote against it, with no opposition in the House — & the FBI begins collecting the names of supporters of Morse, & his office phone lines are tapped.

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1966 -- Third-Annual South-of-Market & North Beach Children's Adventure Day Camp benefit with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother & the Holding Company, & The Grateful Dead held at Fillmore Auditorium. Gary Goodrow of The Committee is master of ceremonies.

1968 -- US: Dead County, Fla.? Republican Convention is held in Miami, Dade County, Fla. Two days of rioting in the black sections of the city ensue, leaving three dead.

Angela Davis poster
1970 -- US: Four, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California. Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons, sparking one of the most intensive manhunts in recent American history. A "Free Angela Davis" movement develops after her capture by the FBI, & she is exonerated of all charges in 1972 by an all white jury.

1970 -- On this day Janis Joplin & Juanita Green give Bessie Smith a pigfoot & a bottle of beer... a reefer & a gang of gin...

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1973 -- Guatemala: Yes, We Have No Bananas? Four thousand march in solidarity with striking teachers, sparking widespread union organizing in Guatemala City.

1973 -- France: Émile Bauchet (1899-1973) dies, Villers-Sur-Mer, Calvados. Militant anarchiste & pacifist.
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Philippe Petit strolls between towers
1974 -- US: "It was l'attaque de la banque. Bank robbery, you know?": Philippe Petit takes a stroll on a tightrope, between the twin towers of the World Trade Center high (1,350 feet up) above the city of New York, which he had secured with an arrow shot with a bow from one building to the other. He traversed the tight rope seven times, for 45 minutes. "I had been out there on a wire, dancing in the sky."
"If I see three oranges I have to juggle.
And if I see two towers, I have to walk."

Poison plastics
1978 -- US: The Love Canal subdivision of Niagara Falls, NY is built on the site of a former Hooker Chemical Co. chemical dump, formally declared a toxic disaster area by President Carter.

1979 -- US: Highly enriched uranium released from top-secret nuclear fuel plant near Erwin, Tennessee. About 1,000 people are contaminated with up to five times as much radiation as would normally be received in a year.
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1981 -- Italy: Lo stato decide di installare a Comiso (Ragusa) i missili Cruise, ultima trovata idiotica del militarismo statunitense e dei suoi alleati.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

1982 -- Spain: 80 arrested, 23 detained at the 7th International Nonviolent March, La Linea.

1983 -- Belgium: First silent European nonviolent peace walk ends, Luxembourg.

1987 -- An L.A. judge throws out a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne, filed by parents of a teenager who committed suicide while listening to "Suicide Solution."

Badge: Says Here Your Country is Next!
1990 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Bush (& former CIA head) orders deployment of troops to Saudi Arabia & the Gulf region.

1991 -- Charges of assault & property damage filed against Guns 'n' Roses lead singer Axl Rose in connection with a riot during a show in St. Louis.

1992 -- Mozambique: Cease-fire agreement ends civil war.

1995 -- US: Due to international pressure, state of Pennsylvania announces a stay of its planned August 17 execution of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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1995 -- US: In two coordinated actions, six Jubilee Plowshares activists are arrested after they symbolically disarm weapons systems at a Newport News, Virginia nuclear submarine shipyard, & a Lockheed plant in San Jose, California.

Baby Gramps, photo by J. Schwarz
1996 -- Baby GrampsUS: Seattle songster Baby Gramps plays R.O.A.M. Fest August 7-10.

Baby Gramps is an awesome National Steel Guitar player.

"Baby Gramps is talk of the town here & there's been a lot of team pickin' going on. Wild Stuff should be happening from now to Sunday."

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1998 -- US: FREE RADIO BERKELEY: Hearing regarding Federal injunction against Stephen Dunifer.

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1999 -- Italy: Three arrested & accused of fire attacks on multinational firms. They are members of the "Silvestre" group in Pisa (publishers of an anarchist animal & earth liberation journal).

2001 -- Robert Kraus, New Yorker cartoonist turned author who wrote, illustrated & edited more than 100 children's books, dies. His books include Leo the Late Bloomer & Whose Mouse are You.

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3000 --
"...I say, give Nature a little time. In five years, at most in ten, the sun & wind & storms will cleanse & sterilize the repellent mess.

The inevitable floods will soon remove all that does not belong within the canyons.

Fresh green willows & tamarisk, box elder & redbud will reappear; & the ancient drowned cottonwoods (noble monuments to themselves) will be replaced by young of their kind. With the renewal of plant life will come the insects, the birds, the lizards & snakes, the mammals.

Within a generation — thirty years — I predict the river & canyons will bear a decent resemblance to their former selves. Within the lifetime of our children Glen Canyon & the living river, heart of the canyonlands, will be restored to us.

The wilderness will again belong to the people."

Edward Abbey & Philip Hyde, Slickrock, p.69 The Daily Bleed: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Ramón Vila Capdevila, Regeneración, Ricardo Mella, Emile Bauchet, Albert Perrier, Emile Hugonnard; Timeline, Almanac of Radicalism, Arts, Literature, Authors, Poets, Anarchists... a radical annotated chronology, almanac, daybook, anarchist CALENDAR, anarchisten, anarchism, anarchico, anarchiste, anarquista, anarsizm, anarþizme, Anarþist, Anarquismo, Anarchismus, sindicalismo, anarquia, anarchia, anarchisme, anarchizm, anarkisme, anarki, anarkist, libertarian, syndicalist, anarcho-syndicalist, anarcho-communism, black cats, What Happened on this day, in recovered memory, suppressed history, A People's History, AUGUST 7

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