Our Daily Bleed...
B SEPTEMBER 27
Legendary Indian Romantic, volcanic anti-imperialist.
STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU'RE WELL DAY: Instead of faking illness, call your boss & tell'em you're well; there must be a thousand things you'd rather do than work — do them!
ANCESTOR APPRECIATION DAY.
(Let's hear it for Auntie Dave's Clan Lockhart on one side & Monty's on the other. Jean Monty arrives in North America as a French soldier to protect French-Canadians near Quebec from Indian & English attacks. His son, Frances, fights for the colonies against the British. Frances enlists all his sons, including a 6-year-old, with the Revolutionary army.)
Nummer One Son also pays tribute to Great Grandfather Stith Thompson, author/folklorist considered the father of US folklore study [see his Motif-Index of Folk Literature, published in 1955 in six volumes]
http://www.nlx.com/collections/87 & Granddaddy Bob Letsinger, biochemist known as the "father of the gene machine" for his pioneering work on the fabrication of artificial DNA & credited with developing breakthrough technique in treating AIDS.
India: FESTIVAL OF VARUNI, Goddess of Wine.
Ila, Zambia: FESTIVAL OF NAMAKUGWE, The Originator.
1290 -- China: An earthquake is responsible for the death of approximately 100,000 in Chihli.
1477 -- Japan: A fluffy, stringy substance referred to as "angel hair" falls on the country.
Source: [Robert Braunwart] [Hereafter attributed with symbol: ]
1540 -- Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola. Kinda like the Monty Python of their times.
1631 -- England: A Mr. Wilson, who played Bottom in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on a Sunday, is put in the stocks wearing his donkey's head by the Puritan authorities.
1700 -- Author William Congreve writes a married lady-friend:
"For my part I keep the Commandments, I love my neighbour as my selfe, & to avoid Coveting my neighbour's wife I desire to be coveted by her; which you know is quite another thing."
1722 -- New Old World: Samuel Adams, patriot beer brewer, lives, Boston, Massachusetts. Signs Declaration of Independence.
1792 -- English caricaturist/illustrator George Cruikshank lives, London. His colored etchings enliven Dickens' Sketches by Boz & later works.
Illustrated contemporary novels by many of the major Victorian novelists, classic novels & political tracts by himself & others. He began as a caricaturist in the tradition of Gillray & Rowlandson, taking the radical side on issues of the day. Beginning about 1850, he devoted the remainder of his life to the causes of temperance & antismoking.
1821 -- México: Revolutionary forces occupy México City as Spanish withdraw. Rebels under Iturbide & Guerrero enter México City in triumph (Ejército Trigarante).
Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2003-4
Superb 19th-century political caricaturist, iconoclast.
- I have seen criminals & whores
- & spoken with them. Now I inquire
- If you believe them made as now they are
- To drag their rags in blood & mire
- Preordained, an evil race?
- You to whom all men are prey
- Have made them what they are today.
On 14 July 1870, war broke out between France & Germany. It was during this time that Louise Michel was arrested for the first time. She had organized a group of volunteers to go to aid Strasbourg in one last stand against the Prussian armies. She was released today, but Strasbourg had just fallen to the Prussians...
|Jim Thompson lives.|
i offer an addendum (as opposed to a dum-dum, a conundrum, or redrum): bud powell. september 27, 1924. insane genius of the piano, victim of police brutality & "modern" institutional psychotherapy, friend of monk, one of the inventors of bebop. the only really important person i share a birthday with (no offense to mr. nast, & no, william "i meant to be ambiguous" empson doesn't count).
— bleedster j valis <— i was doing okay until i remembered what today was . . .>
Bud Powell be added to the Bleed, where the Bleeding always stops...or so we are told....
In 1945, then 21, he received a beating by police after he tried to help his pal & mentor Monk from being harassed.
Taken to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation, he wrote on the admittance form under occupation: “Pianist & composer of over 1,000 songs.”
To which the attending doctor wrote, “delusions of grandeur” & put him in a straitjacket.
Died: August 1, 1966
12 sessions are held involving delegates from 23 labor organizations, the Comitê Pró-Presos Sociais & two periodicals. A Declaration of Principles of the AIT is approved & a Pact of International Anarchist Solidarity formulated.
Source: [Arquivo de História Social]
Hugo Ball, a founder of the Dada movement, dies (or 14 September?). Also wrote an early critical biography of German novelist Hermann Hesse. Daily Bleed Saint, February 22.
See our Saint's Gallery page,
"Everybody their own Football."
Three sessions are held over two days with delegates from 16 labor organizations, two periodicals, six anarchist groups, various São Paulo militant refugees & anarchist groups from southern Brazil (Florentino de Carvalho, Domingos Passos & others) & delegates from Uruguay, Paraguay & Argentina.
Quarto Congresso Operário do Rio Grande do Sul - clandestino em data que não ficou registrada. Realizaram três sessões durante dois dias com a presença de 16 entidades operárias, dois jornais, sies grupos anarquistas, vários militantes de São Paulo refugiados naquele estado do sul do Brasil (Florentino de Carvalho, Domingos Passos e outros) e delegados do Uruguai, Paraguai e Argentina.
At the border between France & Spain: Cultural theorist Walter Benjamin dies.
1942 -- France: Several hundred Americans in Occupied France are rounded up for internment in the monkey house of the Paris zoo.
1942 -- Heinrich Mann completes his novel Lidice, while exiled from Germany, in California.
1944 -- US: First large-scale plutonium producing reactor begins operation on land seized from the Yakama Indian Nation, Hanford, Washington. In the decades to follow & into the new millennium the water table & surrounding rivers are polluted from leaky storage.
1944 -- Paul Buhle lives. Historian of radicalism in the US & Caribbean, editor of studies of popular culture, & nonfiction comic art volumes, biographer of C. L. R. James. Founding editor of Radical America (1967–1999), founder of Cultural Correspondence (1977–83), & the Oral History of the American Left archive. Active in labor history & labor support activities. Big fan of Robin Hood & his Merry Band.
1948 -- American author William Faulkner's novel Intruder in the Dust is published.
1950 -- Answering machine is invented. The inventor could not be reached for comment by telephone because he was busy at the moment.
1950 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Truman orders the US Army to seize all the nation's railroads to prevent a General Strike. The railroads are not returned to their owners until two years later.
1950 -- Italy: Provedimenti del governo per il rafforzamento delle forze repressive della polizia di stato e per l'aggravamento delle disposizioni del codice penale relativamente a un cosiddetto sabotaggio militare ed economico.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1950 -- US: Movie producer Adrian Scott is sentenced to one year in jail for refusing to tell HUAC whether he had been a Communist.
1951 -- Author William Faulkner publishes Requiem for a Nun.
1953 -- US: Bertrand Russell publishes "What Would Help Mankind Most?" in New York Times Magazine.
1954 -- US: Dirty Laundry? The US Senate calls for censure of Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Senator "TailGunner" Joe McCarthy. A committee reports Joseph acted improperly in making government employees hand over documents (probably their laundry lists). McCarthy is one of the senatorial greats.
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1957 -- Australia: Despite international protests, U.K. begins nuclear bomb test series on aboriginal land, Maralinga, South Australia.
1960 -- Sylvia Pankhurst, leader of East London Federation which sought to unite British labor & woman's suffrage movement, dies.
1960 -- England:
Resolution of the Fourth Conference of the Situationist International Concerning the Imprisonment of Alexander Trocchi, a tract denouncing the arrest & detention of the situationist / novelist Alexander Trocchi in the United States, for drug use & trafficking.
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1962 -- US: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring is published.
1963 -- Nigeria: A General Strike begins against the government.
1964 -- US: Rush to Judgment? Warren Commission Report on JFK assassination sticks it all on "mastermind" Lee Harvey.
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1966 -- The Four Tops, with Johnny Talbot & De Thanks open at Fillmore Auditorium, Frisco, California.
1966 -- US: Negro off-duty policeman shooting of Negro armed robbery suspect followed by Hunters Point demonstrations, San Francisco. Hunters Point Riot of 1966 ... On September 27, 1966 a riot broke out ... Like its counterparts in Watts, it consisted with ... ass down here again, I'll shoot it ... outbreaks of the riots, in spite of ... Frisco.
1972 -- Brazil: First section of Trans-Amazon Hiway, running through traditional native homelands, is opened for traffic. Loggers, miners, tourists, disease, death, & other consequences of automobiles follow.
1972 -- Rory Storme, the leader of one of Liverpool's earlier beat groups, takes his life in what is presumed to be a suicide pact with his mother. Rory Storme & the Hurricanes are best remembered as the group Ringo Starr departed in 1962 to play drums for the Beatles.
1973 -- Rolling Stone reports that Carlos Santana, now a disciple of Sri Chinmoy, has a new name: Devadip, which means "The Lamp of the Light Supreme." The band's name will remain Santana.
1983 -- US: Five members of Puget Sound Women's Peace Camp enter Boeing's Cruise missile production plant in Seattle, Washington, leaflet the workers & are arrested.
1985 -- Andre Kertesz, 91, dies. Photographer, journalist, 35mm camera use pioneer.
1988 -- Under a Dark Shroud?: Lab tests reportedly show Shroud of Turin is not Christ's burial cloth.
1989 -- US: High on Real Life? The first two people to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel & live to tell about it are Jeffrey Petkovich & Peter DeBernardi, who go over the 167-foot high Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side.
Why dey do dis? To show kids there are better things to do than drugs.
1990 -- Germany: Last US Pershing II missiles removed, less than 10 years after their installation provoked a massive anti-nuclear movement across Europe.
1990 -- Author Salman Rushdie's Haroun & the Sea of Stories is published in Britain.
1991 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert.
(Whatever floats your holiday boat...)
1993 -- US: 3 Corrupts & You're Out? In New York City, the Mollen Commission begins hearings on the latest generation of corrupt police officers.
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1994 -- US: Fourteen New York City cops are arrested for extortion, perjury & stealing drugs. "To Protect & Self-Serve."
1996 -- Songster Bob Gibson (1931-1996) dies...only he knows where he is bound...
Now he's part of the heavenly choir,
Where all of the poor restless souls can be found,
Ain't that a heavenly choir,
Ain't that a helluva sound.
— Heavenly Choir, by Bob Gibson & Shel Silverstein
1997 -- Pope John Paul Ringo?: Dylan asks Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Pope John Paul II which way the wind blows after playing at a Roman Catholic Youth Rally in Bologna, Italy. A Vatican spokesman says Dylan was picked for the concert because of his sincere religious beliefs.
1999 -- US: "America is now under martial law," one broadcast warns.
"Shut up. Be happy. Obey all orders. Relax. Everything is done for you."
2000 -- Czech Republic: Prague protests renew 'Battle of Seattle'.
2000 -- Yugoslavia: 200,000 anti-Milosovic demonstrators rally in Belgrade.
2000 -- Israel: Attorney General declines to prosecute Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader ex-PM Netanyahu for corruption.
2000 -- China: A gas explosion in a coal mine in southern China kills 118 workers.
2002 -- US: Philippe Petit walks a tightrope over Broadway this afternoon, New York City.
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