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Raoul Vaneigem, Ben Reitman, Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman, Francois Malicet, Fortune Henry, Errico Malatesta, Bruno Filippi, Umanita Nova, situationist, anarchist, anarchiste, anarchicho, on this day in recovered history, September 7

Danish-born African-based writer of fantasy, decadence.

Hindu world: FESTIVAL OF DURGA, Goddess of Energy & the World.



Hammering Man
"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,

Super school bus doing a wheelie on drag strip

US: SORRY KIDS DAY (Back to School).

Mozambique: VICTORY DAY.


-3114 -- [BC] Presumed origin of Mayan "long count" calendar system:

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: Source=Robert Braunwart]

1295 -- Italy: Angels move the home of Mary & Joseph to Loretto.

1533 -- Source=Robert Braunwart England: The oldest known reference to knitting in Britain.

1572 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart México: The city of Chiapa (Chiapas) proclaims independence from Spain.

1822 -- Brazil: Declaration of independence from Portugal (National Day).

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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.

Anarchist Michael Bakunin
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

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1874 --
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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart England: The collieries at Featherstone are destroyed by strikers.

1897 -- EG, anarchist feministUS: 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. Emma Goldman, anarchist feminist

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1908 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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

Jim & Nora
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."

Guillaume Apollinaire
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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Ford Madox Hueffer [Ford] writes his poem "Albade."

Jacob Lawrence painting
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 Born Bruno Filippi The tragic, sublime and heroic sacrifice of Bruno Filippi [Part One] On the evening of September 7 / SEPTEMBER 1919 a Sunday crowd elegant, extravagant and boisterous crowding in the center of Milan, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The cafes were full of people sitting at the tables outside in part and partly in the inner rooms to wait for the start of the concerts. A few minutes after 21.00, while the director of the orchestra Biffi was about to give the musicians their own,?

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.
Further details/ context, click here; libertaire, anarchiste, anarchisme, anarchistes, anarchie[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

old book
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.

universal anarchist icon
1927 -- France: François Malicet (1843-1927) killed by a burglar. Barber, lifelong anarchiste, member of "Les déshérités" group in Nouzon.

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alt: Les desherites group, Francois Malicet, Fortune Henry, Andre Mournier

1931 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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.

Buddy Holly
1936 -- Rock & Roll legend Buddy Holly lives, Lubbock, Texass.
Birthday cake

Victorias poster, by Josep Renau
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.

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Poster: Think Something; source
1943 -- Swiss chemist Paul Muller is granted US Patent No. 2,329,074, formally titled "Devitalizing Composition of Matter."

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1945 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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.

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1948 -- Australia: 3,000 attend rally in public launch of Peace Council, Melbourne.

1949 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: American Bar Association opposes ratification of the UN Genocide Convention.

1949 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Giorgio Federico Ghedini opera "Billy Budd" premiers, Venice.

1950 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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.

Renau collage
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.

1959 --

Lisa lives!
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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem's South Vietnamese government arrests 800 high-school student demonstrators (& another 1,000 on September 9).

1963 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Castro warns that US leaders who aid terrorist plans to kill Cuban leaders will themselves be at risk.

1963 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Carlos Castaneda first uses jimson weed (a drug) (Teachings of Don Juan).

Josep Renau graphic
1968 -- US: Got Meat? For the first time, feminist protesters interrupt the Miss America beauty pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.

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1969 -- Coronation of Cariadoc of the Bow as first King of the Middle Kingdom.

Royal George bridge
1970 -- Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump

Dick 'em Nixon, used car salesman
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.

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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.

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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.

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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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet survives an assassination attempt.

Mike Tyson
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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Tajikistan: Rebels seize Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Pres. Rakhmon Nabiyev & force him to resign.

1995 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Rightwing religious terrorists fire-bomb two abortion clinics in Fayetteville, NC.

Red & black pirate flag
1999 -- US: "What's the Frequency, Kennard?" — Washington Post, Sept 7.
Source: [Pirate Radio Kiosk]

2001 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Miami cops are indicted for covering up four shootings of unarmed suspects & planting guns on the victims.

2001 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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.

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2002 -- Source=Robert Braunwart UN human-rights chief Mary Robinson accuses the US, Russia & China of hiding behind the war on terrorism to trample civil rights.

Anarchist bookfair, Florence, Italy, Sept. 2007; source
2007 -- 3rd International Anarchist & Libertarian Bookfair, Florence, Italy

September 7th-9th

2009 --

Lisa hits the big FIVE-UH-OH!

3000 --

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.

toothpaste squeeze

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" The Daily Bleed: Raoul Vaneigem, Ben Reitman, Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman, Francois Malicet, Fortune Henry, Errico Malatesta, Bruno Filippi, Umanita Nova, situationist; 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, SEPTEMBER 7

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