Our Daily Bleed...
ELIZABETH GURLEY FLYNN
"The Rebel Girl" of Wobbly fame.
Egypt: FEAST OF 'AUT-YER, Personification of Female Joy.
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!!
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.
1804 -- William Blake writes to biographer / poet William Hayley:
"Money flies from me.
Profit never ventures upon my threshold."
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.
1890 -- US: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn lives, Concord, New Hampshire. Author of Sabotage: the Conscious Withdrawal of Workers Efficiency.
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.
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.
1921 -- US: One thousand miners present Governor Morgan with a resolution calling for an end to martial law in Mingo County.
1924 -- Emma 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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).
1963 -- The original beach movie, "Beach Party," debuts. The film stars Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello. Music is provided by Dick Dale & the Del Tones.
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,
"AVOID THIS FILM AT ALL COSTS"
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.
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.
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...
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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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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
1996 -- US: 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."
1998 -- US: FREE RADIO BERKELEY: Hearing regarding Federal injunction against Stephen Dunifer.
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.
"...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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