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Mexico: FEAST OF MACUILXOCHITI, the five flower God.

Tanzania: HEROES DAY.

NEW YEAR'S DAY, in the Greek or Byzantine Indiction [until 1087] & in Russia [16th Century only].

First of GERST MONAT (barley month) for the beer-loving Saxons.

And very VERY important to remember...

SEPTEMBER is . . .
National Bed Check Month, Read-A-New-Book Month, Mom & Apple Pie Month (Massachusetts), Cable TV Month, Latino Heritage Month, Be Kind to Writers & Editors Month, National Mind Mapping Month, Pleasure Your Mate Month, Board & Care Recognition Month, International Gay Square Dance Month

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Self-University Week
Independence Week (Brazil)
National Religious Reference Books Week
Aarmus Festival Week (begins 1st Sat; Denmark)
La Merienda Week
National Mind Mapping For Project Management Week
Fall Hat Week
National Housekeepers Week
Battle of Britain Week (Week w/15th)
Tolkein Week
National Singles Week
Vitupertion Week (18th-24th)
National Laundry Workers Week
National Adult Day Care Center Week
Banned Books Week
National Food Service Workers Week
National Dog Week
National Roller Skating Week
National Mind Mapping For Problem Solving Week
National Pickled Pepper Week (begins Last Thurs)

September Movable Daily Holidays
1st Sunday Working Mother's Day
Pffiferdaj (Day of the Flutes; France)
Giostra del Saracino (Joust of the Saracen; Italy)
Saturday before Labor DayCapital Day
1st MondayLabor Day
Settler's Day (South Africa)
Buhl Day (Sharon, Pennsylvania)
Great Bathtub Race (Nome, Alaska)
Box Car Day (Tracy, Minnesota)
1st Saturday Indian Day
Braemar Highland Gathering (Scotland)
1st Sunday after Labor DayGrandparent's Day
1st Saturday after Labor DayFederal Lands Cleanup Day
Yellow Daisy Festival (Stone Mountain Park, Georgia)
1st Saturday after Full Moon in SeptemberIndian Day (Oklahoma)
2nd Sunday National Pet Memorial Day
2nd Sunday (every other year) Bruegel Feesten (Belgium)
2nd Friday after Labor Day The Big E begins (New England's Great State Fair; Maine)
3rd Sunday World Peace Day
Pig Face Sunday (Avening, UK)
3rd Tuesday International Day of Peace (UN)
Prinsjesdag (Netherlands)
4th SundayGood Neighbor Day
4th Friday Native American Day
4th Saturday National Hunting & Fishing Day
Kid's Day (Kiwanis Club)
Last Sunday Gold Star Mother's Day
Sunday before Michaelmas (29th) Carrot Sunday (Scotland)
16 days from late September ending on 1st Sunday in October Oktoberfest begins (Germany)
Sunday before October 2nd Tap-Up Sunday

69 -- Traditional date of the destruction of Jerusalem.

1661 -- First yacht race — England's King Charles vs. his brother James.

1666 -- Great London Fire begins in Pudding Lane. 80% of London is destroyed.

1729 -- Richard Steele dies in Carmarthen, Wales. Founder, with Joseph Addison, of The Tatler & The Spectator.

1789 -- Marguerite, Countess of Blessington, lives, County Tipperary. Author of such racy & successful novels as Confessions of a Femme de Chambre.

1807 -- US: Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire.

1836 -- US: First European woman to cross the continent arrives at Fort Walla Walla (Washington).

1858 -- US: Cavalry, infantry, & artillery defeat Kamiakan's Yakama forces near Spokane River, ending three-year Yakama War.Yakima Indians

1858 -- First transatlantic cable, completed just 26 days ago, fails. Phone service, as we all know, never recovers.

Roger Casement
1864 -- Ireland: Irish patriot, homosexual, Roger Casement lives, Sandycove, near Dublin.

A patriot to the Irish, a traitor to the English, & a footnote in the history of homosexuality & of "the war to end all wars."

“I have the strongest & deepest objection to the all too common Irish habit of breaking a man's heart by misunderstanding him while he is alive & canonising him as soon as he is dead. I might almost say, because he is dead.”

— Jack White, Where Casement Would Have Stood Today, 1936. ... beards/historical/casement_r/casement_r.html

1873 --
Switzerland: Congress at Saint-Imier (September 1 to 6), founding of the anti-authoritarian international AIT.

Among those present are José García Viñas, Rafael Farga Pellicer, Carlos Alerini, José Marquet & Paul Brousse.

[The Bakuninists at Work...]

1875 -- Edgar Rice Burroughs lives, Chicago. The creator of Tarzan bemoans: "I am one of those fellows who...always gets to the fire after it is out."

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1880 -- US: Oneida Community dissolves after 32 years. Founded in upstate New York in 1834, as a communistic utopian community in which work & life are to be shared. Friendly cooperation with surrounding Indian tribes was actively sought & achieved.

1887 -- Author Blaise Cendrars lives. Kenneth Rexroth calls him, "the poet of the lumpen demimonde, of the sword-swallowers, escape-artists & streetcorner acrobats in the cheap hotels back of the Gaïté, of the worn & innocent whores of the Passage du Départ with runs in their stockings & holes in their shoes."

1893 -- Yasuo Kuniyoshi, American painter (1893-1953), lives. Works by Yasuo Kuniyoshi are found in various online exhibits, links from Artcyclopedia:

1894 -- US: Scofflaws? Residents of Sandstone, Minnesota scoff at a warning of a huge forest fire approaching, refuse to board an evacuation train. Twenty minutes later, the inferno sweeps through the town, razing it & killing 47.

1903 -- US: 30,000 working women from 26 trades march in Chicago Labor Day parade.

1911 -- México: A botched attempt is made to arrest Emiliano Zapata at Chinameca: The Zapata Revolt begins; Zapata flees to Puebla; on the 27th he issues an anti-government manifesto; widespread executions by Huerta’s forces occur in Morelos, then they go after Zapata on the 26th.

1912 -- Samuel Coleridge-Taylor dies, Croyden, England. English-born composer of "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast" & the most important black composer of his day. Toured the US three times, where he played with Will Marion Cook, Clarence Cameron White, & collaborated with Paul Laurence Dunbar in setting several of his poems to music.

1912 -- México: Juan Francisco Moncaleano is deported to the Canary Islands because of his militancy at a meeting & his article published in the anarquista periodical Luz.
Source: [Casa Obrero Mundial] anarchist 1° de septiembre. Por su actitud en un mitin y por su artículo publicado en el periódico Luz, Francisco Moncaleano es deportado a las Islas Canarias.

1912 -- US: Eugene Debs’ campaign stop, Everett, Washington.
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1914 --
Martha plaque
See today's special section of the Daily Bleed, page 2, dedicated to Martha:

Gone Forever From the Face of the Earth.

Martha, last passenger pigeon — where once 2 billion live — dies in US, age 29.

Passenger Pigeons

Slowly the passenger pigeons increased, then suddenly their numbers

Became enormous, they would flatten ten miles of forest

When they flew down to roost, & the cloud of their rising

Eclipsed the dawns. They became too many, they are all dead

Not one remains...

— Robinson Jeffers


1917 -- Emma Goldman, anarchist feministUS: The People's Council in Minneapolis convenes; although elected by various anarchist groups to serve as a delegate, Emma Goldman refuses, objecting to its implicit prowar stance. Also this month, her journal Mother Earth is denied second-class mailing privileges by Post Office authorities.

1917 -- Germany: The first issue of the brick-red, brick-shaped anarchist journal Der Ziegelbrenner (The Brickburner — as in the profession of making bricks) is published by Ret Marut (aka the novelist B. Traven):
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1920 -- Italy: Between the 1st & 4th of September metal workers occupy factories throughout the Italian peninsula....

With the mass factory occupations in September 1920 a defining moment is reached. Things have gone so far that turning back is not a real option. As Errico Malatesta predicted:

If we do not carry on to the end, we will pay with tears of blood for the fear we now instill in the bourgeoisie.

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1920 -- Azerbaijan: The Communist International stages 'Congress of the Peoples of the East' in Baku to support the revolution in Central Asia. Besides Zinoviev, Karl Radek, Bela Kun & John Reed attended the conference at Baku. In April the Soviet Red Army occupied Azerbaijan.

1921 -- US: The Battle of Blair Mountain starts more or less today; Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Harding sends in Federal troops to bust the strike; Coal company thugs drop bombs on the miners from planes on the 2nd of September. It takes the combined efforts of the US Army & the coal company thugs to quell the labor uprising.
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1923 -- Japan: Earthquake strikes Tokyo & Yokohama, kills 106,000.

1923 -- US: George W. Linn climbs into a rickety Ford outside his father's print shop in Columbus, Ohio to make the 50-mile trek north to the late president Harding's hometown of Marion. By his side is a box of envelopes that he has printed on "In Memorium" (sp) of Harding & affixed a 2c stamp of the president. The resulting postmarked envelopes become the first First Day Covers. (Linn will go on to establish his own line of printed cachets which will be very popular in the 30's & 40's.)

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1925 -- Rosa Guy lives, Trinidad. Wrote The Friends, Ruby, & Edith Jackson.

1927 -- EG, anarchist feministCanada: Memorial meeting for Sacco & Vanzetti (in Toronto?). Speakers include Emma Goldman, who has spent the summer trying to research & write a new lectures for her fall series despite the impending executions, & had addressed a meeting on the case in Toronto on Aug. 18, a few days before their execution on Aug. 23.

1932 -- US: James J. Walker resigns as Mayor of New York amid widespread charges of graft & corruption in his administration.

1933 -- Songster Conway Twitty lives.

Red fist
1934 -- US: Strike begins in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, part of a national movement to obtain a minimum wage for textile workers. Last to the 23rd; Over 420,000 workers ultimately go on strike, & three workers are killed.

1935 -- Henry Miller, 43, responding to a laudatory letter from Lawrence Durrell, 23, asks, "I am curious to know if you are not a writer yourself."

Miller was first published in the US by Bern Porter who published his anti-war tract, "Murder the Murderers." He was also an admirer of the anarchist novelist & poet Kenneth Patchen, & wrote Patchen: Man of Anger & Light.

Book cover: Patchen, Man of Anger & Light, by Henry Miller

1938 -- Italy: Council of Ministers revokes the citizenship of Jews granted after 1 January 1919 & requires Jews to move from certain areas. Tomorrow children are excluded from registering in schools & teachers excluded from the Academies & the Institutes of sciences, letters & arts.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

1939 -- Germany invades Poland, starts World War II.

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1947 -- Germany: 3,000 demonstrate for No More War, Berlin.

Bright red caddy; source
1956 -- Elvis Presley shares his success with his family by purchasing his mother a pink Cadillac.

1957 -- Songster Gloria ( María Milagrosa Fajardo García de) Estefan lives, Havana, Cuba.

1965 -- Dominican Republic: A provisional president installed, following the "Act of Reconciliation."

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1968 -- US: Beloved & Respected comrade Leader Democratic nominee Hubert Humphrey kicks off his presidential campaign at New York City's Labor Day parade.
[Source: WholeWorld is Watching]

1971 -- US: Baseball's Danny Murtaugh, manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, hands in his lineup card to the umpire: it contains the names of nine black baseball players — the first all African American starting lineup in major league baseball.

Play the Chess Master
1972 -- Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title.

"The mistakes are all waiting to be made."

— Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) on the game's opening position

1972 -- US: Life magazine publishes "Bored On the Job: Industry Contends with Apathy & Anger on the Assembly Line". Shirkers of the world unite! poster

While the position of the unions is usually ignored, since 1970 there has appeared a veritable deluge of articles & books on the impossibility to ignore rebellion against arbitrary work roles.

From the covers of a few national magazines: Barbara Garson's "The Hell With Work," Harper's, June, 1972; & "Who Wants to Work?" in the March 26, 1973 Newsweek.

Many other articles reveal the disaffection is not confined to industrial workers & applies as much to the labor unions as to the workplace.

"Absenteeism, wildcat strikes, turnover, & industrial sabotage [have] become an increasingly significant part of the cost of doing business."

See John Zerzan's Organized Labor versus "The Revolt Against Work"

1977 -- Billy Idol's former band, Generation X, release their debut single, "Your Generation." Elton John reviews it for a British newspaper calling it "really dreadful garbage. The Ramones do this sort of thing so much better."

1979 -- Pioneer 11 makes first fly-by of Saturn, discovers a new moon ... with a familiar ring to it.

1983 -- Russia: USSR shoots down Korean Air flight 007 over Sea of Okhtsk, killing 267 civilians. Evidence released years later suggests the US was using the civilian flight for intelligence purposes.

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1985 -- US: To avert Senate passage of South African sanctions, Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Acting Wide Awake Reagan announces more restrained sanctions (11 western nations have already imposed sanctions).

1986 -- US: Charles Liteky & George Mizo begin Fast For Life against American support of Nicaraguan contras, Washington, DC.

1987 -- US: During a nonviolent protest at Concord Naval Weapons Station, a Navy munitions train runs over blockader S. Brian Willson. Willson loses both legs but remains an active & articulate leader in the anti-military movement.
Protesting American arms shipments to the contras by blocking a military train, San Francisco activist & Vietnam War veteran S. Brian Willson loses both legs below the knees when the train fails to stop.

He is later sued by civilian members of the train crew for the "humiliation, embarrassment & emotional distress" the incident caused them.

1989 -- US: No Wise Cracks?: Bush administration decides to purchase some crack cocaine so Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Big President George Bush can hold the illegal drug in his hands during a national address.

  • On the first attempt, the drug dealer didn't show up.
  • On the second try, an undercover drug agent's body microphone didn't work.
  • Today, trying for the third time, Team Shrub scores the crack, but the operator videotaping the deal misses the action as a homeless person assaults him.

  • Bush's son, Small Shrub, a drug user & 1999 presidential candidate, refuses to talk of his cocaine use — or about all the people doing long prison-time in Texass (where he is state Governor) for the same crime.

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    Illustration by Jim Koehnline
    1989 -- Ireland: A judge in Dublin decides not to convict U2 bassist Adam Clayton of marijuana possession, even though he had admitted to the crime.

    1996 -- Germany: 16 activists in Stuttgart arrested at EUROCOM, the US Armed Forces command HQ for Europe, Africa, & the Middle East (& central NATO command), in a protest of NATO expansion into Eastern Europe.

    1997 -- England: Kurdish & British activists blockade an arms trade exhibition outside London. 89 arrested.

    1998 -- Italy:

    Marina Padovese (1958-1998) dies, Lugano. Morta a Lugano Marina Padovese, 40 anni, militante anarchica e femminista. Membro di anarchico Germinal, l'ex GAF (Gruppi Anarchico Federatie), como e attivo compagno Fabio Santin.

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    1998 01/09 Lugano · Marina PADOVESE (1958-1998) Mort de cette anarchiste membre de Germinal, féministe, ancienne des GAF, active à Como et compagne de Fabio SANTIN.

    1999 -- US: Real Turkeys? Turkey Plant Devastated By Fire, Flies the Coop. Consequently, 235 union workers are now unemployed.

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    2000 -- US: Twin Oaks Community hosts its annual Communities Conference. Twin Oaks is an intentional community of around 80 people living on 456 acres of farm & forest land in rural Virginia, begun in 1967.

    2006 -- Canada: Edmonton Anarchist Bookfair, September 1-3.

    2008 -- Canada: In Quebec, nearly 300 people attend a Reclaim Your Street event.

    3000 --

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