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Danish-born African-based writer of fantasy, decadence.
Hindu world: FESTIVAL OF DURGA, Goddess of Energy & the World.
Cuba: FEAST OF YEMAYA & OSHUN.
US: BACK TO WORK.
"Hammering Man is a Seattle moving sculpture inspired by the Blue Moon Tavern's "Hammered Man."
"This [Hammering Man] lasagne-legged, noodle-necked, flatironed android . . ."
See the wonderful Hammering Man Fan Club web page,
US: SORRY KIDS DAY (Back to School).
Mozambique: VICTORY DAY.
Brazil: INDEPENDENCE DAY.
-3114 -- [BC] Presumed origin of Mayan "long count" calendar system: 0.0.0.0.0.
70 -- Jerusalem falls to the Romans under Titus. Over 1 million Jewish citizens have died in the siege.
[Source: Robert Braunwart] [Hereafter noted with symbol: ]
1295 -- Italy: Angels move the home of Mary & Joseph to Loretto.
1533 -- England: The oldest known reference to knitting in Britain.
1572 -- New Old World: No Skinhead He? An anonymous Basque fisherman buys four scallops at Chateau Bay, Labrador. Asked for scalps, but had a strong accent... This is Canada's first recorded business transaction.
1776 -- US: Shell Game? The world's first submarine attack occurs when the submersible craft American Turtle attacks the British flagship Eagle in NY Harbor. Accommodates one operator & is entirely hand-powered. The wooden sub attaches a time bomb to the hull of the Eagle, & departs unnoticed. An explosion results, but no serious damage occurs as the poorly secured bomb drifted away from the ship.
1812 -- Russia: The Russian army under General Kutuzov is defeated by Napoleon's forces at the Battle of Bordino, 70 miles west of Moscow. Both sides suffer heavy losses, but the defeated Russians manage to retreat to Moscow, where they evacuate the population & retreat again. As Napoleon's forces arrive, the city is set ablaze, leaving Napoleon's large but starving army with no means to survive the coming Russian winter.
1821 -- México: The city of Chiapa (Chiapas) proclaims independence from Spain.
1822 -- Brazil: Declaration of independence from Portugal (National Day).
Threatened by Napoleon in 1809 the Portuguese Court moved to Rio de Janeiro. Today, a year after the court returns to Lisbon, the crown prince of Portugal proclaims Brazil's independence. He had himself crowned Emperor Pedro I in December & fought a two-year war with Portugal while continuing to be the heir to the Portuguese throne.
1830 -- England: "Large bodies of men in disguise" tear down the fences, hedgerows & buildings erected by Lord Abingdon on Otmoor. Though the Oxfordshire Yeomanry arrest more than 40, they are all freed the same day while in transit to Oxford gaol when the crowd at St. Giles Fair take time off from their revels to riot & release them.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1833 -- More is Less? Hannah More dies in Bristol. Wrote the two-volume Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education.
1860 -- US: Excursion steamer Lady Elgin & the lumber ship Augusta collided on Lake Michigan, killing nearly 400 persons.
1866 -- French playwright, novelist, and journalist Tristan Bernard lives.
1872 -- Mikhail Bakunin, anarchist nemesis of Karl Marx, is booted from the First International (during the Hague Congress meeting Sept. 2-7). alt; Michael Bakunin
The liberty of man consists solely in this: that he obeys natural laws because he has himself recognized them as such, & not because they have been externally imposed upon him by any extrinsic will whatever, divine or human, collective or individual.
— Mikhail Bakunin, God & the State
Hague Congress of the First International, September 2-7, 1872. It is here that Marx & Engels determine it is better to kill the International than allow the growing anti-authoritarian influence to gain control. Under the thumb of Karl Marx, the Congress confirms the principal resolutions of the London Conference & takes to task the anarchists for their "divisive" activity. It expels their leaders Mikhail Bakunin & James Guillaume from the International on the 7th, & resolves to move the seat of the General Council to New York, effectively killing it.
[Details / context]
Belgium: 3rd Congrés de la fracció Bakuninista de l'AIT, from the 7th to the 13th, in Brussels. Representing the FRE is Rafael Farga Pellicer (pseudònim de Gómez).
[Source: Congressos Obrers]
1880 -- US: George Ligowsky of Cincinnati is granted a patent for a device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters.
He was inspired by watching boys throw seashells into the surf, but found that clam shells bonded together failed to break when hit, then developed a "clay pigeon" made from a mixture of limestone & pitch.
1887 -- Edith Sitwell lives, Renishaw Park. Wrote The English Eccentrics. She boasts:
"I am like an unpopular electric eel in a pond full of flatfish!"
Critic F. R. Leavis takes a harsher view of her & her brothers, Osbert & Sacheverell: "The Sitwells belong to the history of publicity rather than of poetry."
1888 -- US: Jesse James' last holdup.
1892 -- Poet John Greenleaf Whittier dies of a stroke in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, aged 84.
1893 -- England: The collieries at Featherstone are destroyed by strikers.
1897 -- US: Anarchist-feminist Emma Goldman is arrested & jailed for trying to speak at another open-air meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Tomorrow she is given 24-hours to leave town or face three months imprisonment. Freedom of speech in the Land of the Free can be Fickle.
1900 -- Novelist Taylor Caldwell lives. A rabid rightwinger, the famous American novelist on religious themes was a long time member of the John Birch Society (JBS) Council. See her novel Captains & Kings for most JBS theories. Sometimes rightfully confused with Ayn Rand & Mickey Spillane.
1908 -- US: Ben Reitman delivers a speech on the meaning of Labor Day at Cooper Union.
When the audience learns that the speech was written by Emma Goldman, there is a tremendous uproar; Alexander Berkman & a young anarchist, Becky Edelsohn, are arrested.
Due to her uncompromising stance in the face of State repression, Becky was catapulted into the public eye as one of the "leading" anarchist women of the time. Reitman, a champion of women's rights, who became a noted physician, was also referred to as the "clap doctor."
See Roger A. Bruns, The Damndest Radical: The Life & World of Ben Reitman, Chicago's Celebrated Social Reformer, Hobo King , & Whorehouse Physician (1987).
1908 -- US: Esperanto Association of North America is organized, Chautauqua Lake, NY. Anarchists around the world have long been ardent proponents of the movement. Early groups were founded in Stockholm (1905) & Paris (1906). Among better-known adherents are Pa Chin, Paco-Libereco Group, etc.
See "A short history of anarchist participation in the Esperanto movement," Ronald Creagh & Karine Tourraton
1909 -- James Joyce writes to Nora Barnacle:
"Now, my darling Nora, I want you to read over & over all I have written you. Some of it is ugly, obscene & bestial, some of it is pure & holy & spiritual; all of it is myself."
1911 -- Author Guillaume Apollinaire is jailed, suspected of masterminding the sensational heist of the Louvre's Mona Lisa. Five days later his innocence is proved.
"Guillaume Guillaume how I envy your fame your accomplishment for
American letters your Zone with its long crazy line of bullshit about death
come out of the grave & talk thru the door of my mind"
— Allen Ginsberg, At Appollinaire's Grave
1912 -- International Free Thought Congress held. [I can find no information or confirmation of this event — ed.]
1913 -- Germany: Carl Jung presents his typology to the 4th International Congress of Psychoanalysis in Munchen, & breaks his ideological ties to Freud.
1916 -- US: Federal employees win the right to receive Worker's Compensation insurance.
1916 -- Ford Madox Hueffer [Ford] writes his poem "Albade."
1917 -- Jacob Lawrence lives, Atlantic City, N.J. A leading painter in chronicling African-American history & urban life. Among his most celebrated works are the historical panels The Life of Toussaint-Louverture & The Life of Harriet Tubman.
1918 -- At a country club dance in Montgomery, Alabama, F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Zelda Sayre.
1919 -- Italy: In Milan 19-year-old Bruno Filippi attempts to set off a bomb at the "Circolo dei Nobili ou au Caffè."
Filippi dies in a premature explosion while climbing the steps of the building to the "club of nobles," a meeting place for the richest people of the city. His presumed accomplices, the anarchicos Guido Villa, Aldo Perego, Elena Melli & Maria Zibardi, are tried in July 1920 & receive harsh sentences.
Les 12 et 13 juillet 1920, à Milan (Italie), se déroule le procès des anarchistes Guido Villa, Aldo Perego, Elena Melli et Maria Zibardi, accusés de complicité dans l'attentat de Bruno Filippi, le 7 septembre 1919 au . Le principal accusé étant mort dans l'explosion de sa bombe, la justice condamne lourdement les présumés complices : Aldo Perego à 12 ans et Guido Villa à 10 ans de prison. FILIPPI (19 ans) meurt dans l'explosion.èforte répression anti-anarchiste à Milan et à Mantoue (G. MARIANI).èprocès de Milan 1920 : Guido VILLA 10 ans, Aldo PEREGO 20 ans…
Lunedì pomeriggio, 8 SETTEMBRE / SEPTEMBER, un ragazzo di dicassette anni-Annunzio Filippi-denunciava alla questura la scomparsa del fratello Bruno, uscito la sera prima e mai più tornato a casa. Nell'elenco degli arrestati quel nome non c'era. Sorse allora il dubbio che lo scomparso potesse essere la misteriosa vittima della bomba. Nella camera mortuaria del cimitero monumentale al giovane Annunzio bastò un'occhiata alle scarpe del morto, alle quali aveva lui stesso, pochi giorni prima, rifatto i tacchi di gomma, per sapere che gli scarsi brandelli insanguinati raccolti in Galleria erano tutto ciò che restava di suo fratello. Il ritrovamento nella casa dei Filippi di un panciotto confezionato con un rigatino marrone identico a quello della giacca e dei calzoni trovati sui resti umani diede una precisa conferma al riconoscimento.
"L'Avanti!" del 9 SETTEMBRE / SEPTEMBER così scriveva: "Bruno Filippi era ben conosciuto negli ambienti politici sovversivi come un idealista devoto alle proprie convinzioni e capace per esse di qualsiasi sacrificio. Nel periodo della neutralità, quando il partito socialista lottava disperatamente per contrastare il prevalere dell'interventismo, il Filippi militò con noi e in più di una contingenza lo vedemmo affrontare-in dimostrazioni non veramente pacifiche-le intolleranze irose dei nemici comuni."
Nato Bruno Filippi Il tragico, sublime ed eroico sacrificio di Bruno Filippi [parte prima] La sera del 7 SETTEMBRE / SEPTEMBER 1919 una folla domenicale elegante, chiassosa e spendacciona gremiva, nel centro di Milano, la Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. I caffè erano pieni di gente, seduta in parte ai tavolini esterni e in parte nelle sale interne ad aspettare l'inizio dei concerti. Qualche minuto dopo le ore 21.00, mentre il direttore dell'orchestrina del Biffi stava per dare il la ai propri musicisti, //SEPTEMBER/SEPTEMBER 1919 one elegant, rowdy crowd domenicale & spendacciona gremiva, in the center of Milan, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The coffees were full of people, sitting partially to the external small tables & partially in it knows them inner to wait for the beginning of the concerts. Some minute after hours 21,00, while the director of the orchestrina of Biffi was in order to give to the own musicians
1920 -- Italy: Umanità nova issues an important article & leaflet, "Volentino," especially due to the urgings of Errico Malatesta, in support of the factory occupations & attempts at self-management.
[Details / context] Enrico Italie ANARCHIST labor 1920 07-08/09 Septembre Italie · Umanità nova· Volentino = Tract important article et tract, surtout dû à MALATESTA pour soutenir les occupations d’usine et les tentatives d’autogestion. Note: It appears, & I'm presuming, Volentino is the title of the article/tract ANARCHIST
1926 -- F.P.A.'s (Franklin Pierce Adams) "Conning Tower" embarrasses Theodore Dreiser by printing his poem, "Tandy," alongside Sherwood Anderson's, "The Beautiful," from which it was cribbed.
1927 -- France: François Malicet (1843-1927) killed by a burglar. Barber, lifelong anarchiste, member of "Les déshérités" group in Nouzon.alt: Les desherites group, Francois Malicet, Fortune Henry, Andre Mournier
Malicet met Fortuné Henry at a conference & in 1903 participated in Henry's attempt to establish a libertarian communist colony at Aiglemont. Malicet left the colony over differences with André Mournier. Malicet subscribed to the notion, "Et du boyau du dernier prêtre, serrons le cou du dernier flic" until his death.
1931 -- England: Gandhi attends the 2nd India Round-table Conference in London.
1933 -- US: The first strike by cranberry pickers occurs in the bogs of Cape Cod. The strikers form the Cranberry Pickers Union, but their strike is unsuccessful.
1936 -- Rock & Roll legend Buddy Holly lives, Lubbock, Texass.
1936 -- Spain: Josep Renau named Director General of Fine Arts by fellow communist, Jesus Hernández, Minister of Public Instruction in the government of Largo Caballero.
Renau was one of the artists most heavily involved in the Civil War. Renau's duties included the safeguarding of the artistic heritage of Spain. He was in charge of evacuating from Madrid to Valencia the paintings in the Prado Museum, which were threatened by the bombings.
1943 -- Swiss chemist Paul Muller is granted US Patent No. 2,329,074, formally titled "Devitalizing Composition of Matter."
Used to kill insects that spread typhus, malaria, & other diseases, as a small boy in Texass, BleedMeister & siblings used to run & play in the DDT fog laid down every week by a jeep with a fogging machine that drove between all the houses.
BleedMeister's brain damage has long been obvious &, despite his 1948 Nobel Prize, inspired Rachel Carson's attack in her 1962 book Silent Spring, leading to its (DDT, not the brain) ban in the US a decade later.
1945 -- End of Slan Shack (US sci-fi fans group).
The first Slan Shack, so dubbed came into being in late 1943 at 25 Poplar, Battle Creek, Michigan; it lasted only two years but gave its name to the practice. The best known fans of the "original" Slan Shack included EE Evans, Walt Liebscher, Jack Wiedenbeck & Al & Abby Lu Ashley.
The slans are to be destroyed simply because they exist. Humanity can't deal with their strangeness. Humanity wants them all to die. We don't have to look very far in history or in recent headlines to see the same story played out over & over.
See Slan, by A. E. Van Vogt (1940)
1948 -- Australia: 3,000 attend rally in public launch of Peace Council, Melbourne.
1949 -- US: American Bar Association opposes ratification of the UN Genocide Convention.
1949 -- Giorgio Federico Ghedini opera "Billy Budd" premiers, Venice.
1950 -- US: The APA (American Psychological Association) recommends a boycott of University of California over loyalty oaths.
1952 -- US: Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434' 1" in Tennessee.
1954 -- US: Integration of public schools begins in Washington, DC & Baltimore, Maryland.
1958 -- US: First meeting of the New York Daughters of Bilitis, pioneer lesbian organization.
Artist, teacher, activist
1960 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Reverend Norman Vincent Peale warns that any Catholic President would be under "extreme pressure from the hierarchy of his church."
1962 -- Danish author Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) dies, Rungsted, Denmark.
1963 -- US: FDA announces that Dr. Steven Durovic's "anti-cancer" drug Krebiozen, administered to over 5,000 patients in 13 years, is really the common amino acid creatine, which has no anti-tumor effects whatsoever.
1963 -- Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem's South Vietnamese government arrests 800 high-school student demonstrators (& another 1,000 on September 9).
1963 -- Castro warns that US leaders who aid terrorist plans to kill Cuban leaders will themselves be at risk.
1963 -- Carlos Castaneda first uses jimson weed (a drug) (Teachings of Don Juan).
1968 -- US: Got Meat? For the first time, feminist protesters interrupt the Miss America beauty pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.
Women's Liberation groups, joined by members of New York NOW, target the Miss America Beauty Contest in Atlantic City. The protest includes theatrical demonstrations including ritual disposal of traditional female roles into the "freedom ashcan." While nothing is actually set on fire, one organizer's comment — quoted in "The New York Times" the next day — that the protesters "wouldn't do anything dangerous, just a symbolic bra-burning," lives on in the derogatory term "bra-burning feminist."
Source: [WholeWorld is Watching]
1969 -- Coronation of Cariadoc of the Bow as first King of the Middle Kingdom.
1970 -- Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump
1972 -- US: White House tapes reveal Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Dick M Nixon went the extra-legal mile to get dirt to ruin Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Senator Edward Kennedy, who Dick considers a future contender for president.
Today Nixon tells aides to place spies among a Secret Service detail assigned to protect Kennedy.
"Plant one, plant two guys on him," Nixon said. "That would be very useful," & remarked excitedly that "we might just get lucky & catch this son-of-a-bitch — ruin him for '76. It's going to be fun."
1974 -- Mozambique: Victory Day marks the end of more than a decade of guerrilla struggle against Portuguese colonial rule, leading to independence next June.
1974 -- Italy: Anarchico Fabrizio Ceruso muore durante gli sgomberi a San Basilio a Roma. anarchist 7 Settembre 1974
1976 -- On a Brighter Note?: A US judge awards damages of $1,599,987 to Bright Tunes Music, noting that the majority of the income from George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" is attributable to two sequences of notes that Harrison subconsciously plagiarized from a 1963 song "He's So Fine."
1977 -- US: In Wisconsin's first judicial-recall election, outraged Dane County citizens boot Judge Archie Simonson from office.
Simonson called rape a normal male reaction to provocative female attire & modern society's permissive attitude toward sex, which he said is why he sentenced a 15-year-old to just one year of probation for raping a 16-year-old. He is replaced by Moria Krueger, the first woman judge elected in Dane County history.
1977 -- India: Workers in Ghaziabad burn factory & lynch two finks; 40,000 strike in solidarity with insurgents.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1977 -- Panama: Omar Torrijos & Beloved & Respected Peanut Head Jimmy Carter sign a treaty returning sovereignty of the Canal Zone to Panamá.
General Torrijos says he does not want to enter history. He wants to enter the Canal Zone, stolen by the US at the beginning of the century.
When accused of serving Moscow or Havana, Torrijos laughs.
Every people, he says, swallows its own aspirin for its own headache. & if it comes down to it, he gets along with the Castristas better than the castrati.
Under pressure of world opinion, the US agrees to slowly return the Canal in stages.
"It's better this way," says Torrijos, relieved. They've saved him the disagreeable task of blowing up the canal & all its installations.
— Eduardo Galleano, Century of the Wind, p245
1978 -- The Who's drummer, Keith Moon, 31, dies in London (same flat that Mama Cass died in) after overdosing on Hemenephirin, a prescription drug which was supposed to help him with alcohol.
1983 -- Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s).
1986 -- Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet survives an assassination attempt.
1988 -- US: Friends, Romans? NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist. Iron Mike explains, "I just needed someone to talk to, someone who'd really listen, someone who'd let me chew their ear off."
Next bout: Tyson vs. Hannibal Lecter, with Julia Child to referee.
To be held in Hungary & billed as "The Snackfest in Budapest."
1990 -- England: 'Ploughshares Two' activists jailed 15 months for disabling F-111 bomber, Oxford.
1990 -- Canada: RCMP moves in on First Nations encampment in southern Alberta, ending a month-long native attempt to protect sacred land by diverting the Old Man River around a partially completed dam.
1991 -- US: Navy pilots sexually assault dozens of women at Tailhook convention, Nevada. America's finest in action.
1992 -- South Africa: Troops fire on thousands of nonviolent ANC demonstrators, in the Ciskei "homeland" murdering 28.
1992 -- Tajikistan: Rebels seize Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Pres. Rakhmon Nabiyev & force him to resign.
1995 -- Tahiti: Paradise Now? Violent riots begin in Papeete over French nuclear tests.
1996 -- US: Two women arrested for trespass at the Norfolk (Virginia) Naval Base after walking into the base with a banner reading,
"Love Your Enemies."
1996 -- Rapper Tupac Shakur & Marion "Suge" Knight are shot in Las Vegas following a Mike Tyson fight. Shakur dies 6 days later.
1997 -- US: Glenda gives $800 to Karla's mother for textbooks (!$$!). After she's through with them she'll be lucky to sell them back for 8 cents.
1998 -- US: Rightwing religious terrorists fire-bomb two abortion clinics in Fayetteville, NC.
1999 -- US: "What's the Frequency, Kennard?" — Washington Post, Sept 7.
Source: [Pirate Radio Kiosk]
2001 -- US: Miami cops are indicted for covering up four shootings of unarmed suspects & planting guns on the victims.
2001 -- England: The Giant Jump — 1 million British students jump at the same time. This triggers seismographs all across Britain. Rotten youth, trying to sink the island.
2002 -- US: George Dubya Bush & British Poodle Tony Blair meet to drum up international support for invading Iraq, Camp David, Md. Most of the world, sans the US media, Congressmen, politicians & a small portion of gullible Americans, reject their concoction of half-truths, distortions & outright lies.
"I got a call on 9/11 . . . saying, 'You got to say this is connected. This is state-sponsored terrorism. This has to be connected to Saddam Hussein.'"
— General Wesley Clark, speaking on Meet the Press, June 2003, regarding White House officials who told him to start linking Iraq to 9/11 on the day of the attack
2002 -- UN human-rights chief Mary Robinson accuses the US, Russia & China of hiding behind the war on terrorism to trample civil rights.
Lisa hits the big FIVE-UH-OH!
Today the promises of the old society of production are raining down on our heads in an avalanche of consumer goods that nobody is likely to call manna from heaven. You can hardly believe in the magical power of gadgets in the same way as people used to believe in productive forces. There is a certain hagiographic literature on the steam hammer. One cannot imagine much on the electric toothbrush.
The mass production of instruments of comfort — all equally revolutionary, according to the publicity handouts — has given the most unsophisticated of people the right to express an opinion on the marvels of technological innovation in a tone as blase as the hand they stick in their pants. The first landing on Mars will pass unnoticed at Disneyland.
— Raoul Vaneigem, "Technology & its Mediated Use"
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