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JACKSON MAC LOW
American Fluxus poet, Buddhist, political activist.
Ethiopia: NATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY DAY.
PUBLIC HOLIDAY, Guinea-Bissau: Observance of the birthday of guerrilla fighter & revolutionary thinker Amilcar Cabral. Claimed by Marxists as one of their own because of his early works, Cabral was assassinated while theorising upon class self-determination & autonomous collective forms of social organisation in the post-colonial situation. In his own words:
"Povo na manda na su cabeca" (Let people do it for themselves).
San Patricio meets Zapata on the way to the cantina & over a tequila they discuss how best to be rid of snakes.
México: SAN PATRICIOS (St. Patrick's Battalion), Irish-American Army deserters who went over to the Mexican side to fight the US invaders, are honored on this day. In 1993, the Irish began to honor them in Clifden, Galway.
Tainos, West Indies: FEAST OF ATABEI, the Goddess Mother.
Greece: VIRGIN'S FAIR.
1740 -- Having corresponded for several years, Voltaire & Frederick the Great finally meet.
1838 -- Last Hawaiian monarch Luli'uokalani lives.
Daily Bleed Saint 2003 LILI'UOKALANI "To gain the kingdom of heaven,
hear what is not said."
— Deposed benevolent leader of Hawaiian Islanders.
1846 -- Elizabeth Barrett, 40, & Robert Browning, 34, secretly marry at London's St. Marylebone Church. Muses William Wordsworth, "Well, I hope they understand one another — nobody else would."
1846 -- US: At Nauvoo, Illinois, the first real exchanges of gunfire & cannon fire begin between anti-Mormon "Regulators" & the Mormon "Spartan Band" (assisted by newly settled non-Mormon sympathizers, the "Kill Devils"). For the next four days there are forays & skirmishes across roadways, backyards & cornfields.
1853 -- US: Reverend Antoinette Brown Blackwell is ordained at the Congressional Church in South Butler, New York, becoming the first female minister in the United States.
1860 -- Honduras: American adventurer William Walker, who became dictator of Nicaragua before being deposed by Cornelius Vanderbilt, then attempted to invade Honduras, is executed by a firing squad after being captured by the British.
1866 -- US: During this month (exact day unknown) the first African-American trade union, the Colored Caulkers' Trade Union Society of Baltimore, is founded. Isaac Myers was the union's first president.
1870 -- (18)Sixties dropout Fitz Hugh Ludlow dies, the morning after his 34th birthday, Geneva, Switzerland.
Daily Bleed Saint, 2003
The Hashish Eater, an American Thomas De Quincy.
1872 -- US: The Malheur reservation in eastern Oregon is established for several Indian bands of Northern Paiutes.
"I never listen to debates. They are dreadful things indeed. The plain truth is that I am not a fair man, & don't want to hear both sides. On all known subjects, ranging from aviation to xylophone-playing, I have fixed & invariable ideas. They have not changed since I was four or five."
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