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Great Renaissance neo-Platonist & occultist.
WYN MONETH: Wine month in the Saxon calendar.
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY.
MAGIC CIRCLES DAY: Project spheres of consciousness.
& very important to remember...
OCTOBER is . . .
Auto Battery Safety Month, National Breast Awareness Month (Vancouver, Canada), National Family Sexuality Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, Spectacle of the Geese Month, Month of the Hedgehog, Vegetarian Awareness Month, Co-Op Awareness Month, International Book Fair Month, National Apple Jack Month, Communicate With Your Kid Month, Depression Education & Awareness Month, National Health Care Food Service Month, Infertility Awareness Month, National Kitchen & Bath Month, National Sarcastics Awareness Month
1st Week 2nd Week 3rd Week Last Week Careful, this is:
Get Organized Week,
Spinning & Weaving Week,
National Customer Service Week,
Teens on the Town Week
American Beer Week,
National School Lunch Week,
National Pet Peeve Week
National Kraut Sandwich Week,
Pickled Pepper Week,
Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week,
Peace With Justice Week,
International Pinball Week
National Magic Week,
Peace, Friendship & Good Will Week,
National Hug-A-Vending Machine Week,
Save Your Back Week,
Disarmament Week (24th-30th)
October Movable Daily Holidays Day Holiday Sunday before the 2nd Tap-Up Sunday 1st Sunday Grandparent's Day
Blessing of the Fishing Fleet
1st Thursday Nottingham Goose Fair begins (UK) 1st Saturday Black Cowboy Parade (Oakland, California) 2nd Weekend America's Sexy Wines Contest (Albuquerque, NM)
Fireant Festival (Marshall, Texas)
National Wild Turkey Calling Contest & Turkey Trot Festival (Yellville, Arkansas)
2nd Sunday Good Thief Sunday
Sunbeam Sliding Sunday (Fairy)
2nd Monday Thanksgiving Day (Canada) 2nd Wednesday International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN) 2nd Saturday America's Sexy Wives Contest
National Wild Turkey Calling Contest & Turkey Trot Festival (Yellville, Arkansas)
3rd Sunday National Shut-In Visitation Day
No Boss' Day
3rd Saturday Sweetest Day
4th Sunday Exaltation of the Shellfish (Spain)
Last Thursday Punkie Night (Somerset, UK)
They who never ruled before
from Three Red Stars, 1975
Claes Oldenburg, Philadelphia
Realizing a key to development of the Cherokee Nation was a written language, the warrior Sequoyah (a.k.a. George Gist or Guess) began work on the "talking leaves," a graphic representation of the Cherokee language. The alphabet, officially listed as being completed in 1821 took 12 years to create.
Sequoyah came up with the idea of "Talking Leaves" when he visited Chief Charles Hicks who showed him how to write his name so he could sign his work like white silversmiths. Initially he tried single pictograms to represent entire sentences, but quickly realized this was impossible. Then he began to create symbols for each sound the Cherokees made. In the interim, Sequoyah fought alongside Andy Jackson in the Creek War of 1813-1814. Although he lacked a formal education he spoke several languages fluently. This is the only instance of a written language developed by a single person.
The name "Talking Leaves" was satirical of whites. The Cherokee felt that white man's words dried up & blew away like leaves when the words no longer suited the whites.
Charles Cros, inventor of the phonograph, was the most popular poet-singer of this kind in mid-19th-century Paris, & his poems spoke for a way of life completely unassimilable by the money-crazy, hypocritical, debauched, & puritanical society of Louis Napoleon’s gimcrack Second Empire.
1847 -- An item to consider for including in the Daily Bleed on October 1, 2000
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 11:52
From: "Wild Bill Up On the Hill"
Here's another suggestion with lots of lead time, based on astronomy picture of the day. Maria Mitchell, pioneer American woman astronomer, discovered her very own comet (Mitchell 1847V) on October 1, 1847.
She lived from 1818 to 1889 (don't know the day of her birth or death), was one of the most famous scientists of her day. She was the first woman to be appointed a professor of astronomy (Vassar), & the only woman elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences until 1943.
Lots of the Bleed's saints & sinners would support her two-word quote:
1851 -- US: Syracuse crowd busts up a police station to free a recaptured escaped slave.
William "Jerry" Henry, a runaway slave & craftsman in Syracuse, NY is arrested by a US Marshall & scheduled to be returned to slavery. Ten thousand citizens of the city storm the sheriff's office, free Henry & aid his escape to Canada via the underground railroad.
1856 -- First installment of Flaubert's Madame Bovary appears, publisher refuses to print passage about Emma's adulterous liaison in the back seat of a cab.
The novel's realistic treatment of adultery & suicide prompted obscenity charges to be brought against the author in the following year. He was acquitted, & the novel became a classic of French literature.
1860 -- US: Decree from Norton I, Emperor of the United States & Protector of Mexico, bars Congress from meeting in Washington, DC.
1863 -- US: Five Russian war vessels enter the port of New York & are warmly received. Cold War follows soonly thereafter.
1866 -- US: 3,750 acres of Chehalis Indian Reservation returned to public domain by Executive Order. They weren't really using it, anyway.
1867 -- France: Fernand Pelloutier lives (d.1901), Paris. Socialist who became an anarchiste through the influence of Augustin Hamon. Encouraged anarchist participation in the trade unions, which were revolutionary then, favoring direct action, sabotage, the general strike, & rejection of political parties.
"We are men without God, without Masters & Fatherland, irreconcilable enemies of any despotism, moral or collective, i.e. laws & dictatorships (including that of the proletariat), & impassioned lovers of the culture of oneself ."
— Fernand Pelloutier
See the Anarchist Encyclopedia page,
"Today is the first day of October. It is a veritable gold & crimson fantasy as far as the eye can see. Such splendor, such magnificence: the golden sun rising from the smoke hazed mountains transforming them into a wonderland of riotous colours then continuing on in its orbit ever upward radiating in the vast heavens of cerulean blue."
"The Last Return From the Sea," The Captain's Lady's Cookbook
1873 The father of the detective novel, Émile Gaboriau, dies in Paris, France. Wrote Le Crime d'Orcival (1867, The Mystery of Orcival), Monsieur Lecoq (1868), Les Esclaves de Paris (1868, The Slaves of Paris), & L'Argent des autres (1874, Other People's Money).
1875 -- Ion Creanga, Romania's greatest story teller, publishes his first story, "Soacra cu trei nurori" (in "Convorbiri literare.") Ion was encouraged to write by his poet friend, Mihail Eminescu.
1885 -- Poet Louis Untermeyer born. On his 90th birthday he boasts
"I'm writing my third autobiography. . . the other two were premature."
1888 -- First issue of National Geographic published. Now all the little white boys in the world can see what boobies look like.
1890 -- US: Congress passes McKinley Tariff Act, taxing opium at $10 a lb. if manufactured for smoking.
SMOKE! SMOKE! SMOKE! (THAT CIGARETTE)
Written by Merle Travis for Tex Williams; the release not only saved Tex Williams' waning career, but also became Capitol Records' first million-seller.
"It ain't cuz I don't smoke 'em myself
& i don't reckon that it'll hinder your health
I smoked 'em all my life & I ain't dead yet..."
1894 -- Egypt: Greek workers employed by the Suez Canal Company go on strike.
Sakilarides Yanakakis establishes a shoemakers union. Dr. Skouphopoulos is another well-known agitator in this region.
1898 -- France: Spanish & US commissioners meet in Paris to draft a Peace Treaty. On September 29, Spain officially announced that Puerto Rico had been ceded to the US as part of the war spoils.
1905 -- 'Wild Beasts', a group of artists including Henri Matisse, make their debut at the Salon d'Atutomne in Paris, to uniformly harsh reviews. Matisse goes on to become one of the most influential painters of the century.
1910 -- US: Twenty-one killed when the Los Angeles Times building is dynamited while embroiled in labor strife. McNamara arrested. Anarchist involvement is immediately suspected.
1910 -- México: The Mexican Libéral party adopts the anarchist slogan, "Tierra y Libertad."
"La terre! criait Bakounine, La terre! criait Ferrer, la terre! crie la Révolution Mexicaine."
— Ricardo Flores Magón
1910 -- Canada: Subscribers denied receipt of materials from the anarchist Mother Earth Books in NY, by order of Canadian authorities, because of their "treasonable nature." [BleedMeister & treasonous friends — Stan Iverson, Joy Cameron, Charlie Knox, Paula Silverman, & others — in Seattle began a bookstore of the same name, around 1970, in honor of the fine tradition begun by Emma Goldman].
1910 -- Syndicalism in the Colne Valley...
In October 1910 Honley Feast, a carnival at which association football was played, together with the Fartown football matches, brought 42 summonses against workers for French leave. The summonses were to show to the police why the workers should not pay fines for absenting themselves from work without permission.
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1910 -- France: Émile Aubin delivers a speech in Lagny for which he is arrested for "antimilitarisme et outrages à Chef d'Etat", & sent to prison for 18 months. Just out of the military a few months (where he was serving punishment in a disciplinary battalion), Aubrin was a member of the antimilitarist "Groupe des libérés des bagnes militaires" which published the poster "Galonnés assassins" (Braided assassins).
1911 -- France: Aguigui Mouna (aka André Dupont; 1911-1999) lives. French agitator, propagandist pacifist, philosophical & individualistic libertarian.
Mixes pacifism & anarchist individualism, dating from 1951. Broke & on the streets of Paris he discovers his talent as agitator:
"It is while speaking that one becomes a loudspeaker"
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