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OCTOBER 3WOODY GUTHRIE
American folk singer, composer, rebel free spirit.
VIRUS APPRECIATION DAY.
1533 -- Duh?! The earth is destroyed, according to the astrological calculations of Michael Stifel. Daily Bleedsters concur with said calculations.
Source: [Robert Braunwart] [Hereafter attributed with symbol: ]
1719 -- England: The Daily Post is started, with author Daniel Defoe as editor.
1790 -- US: Cherokee chief John Ross, lives, near Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. In 1838 Ross was forced to lead his people across the Mississippi River to what is now Oklahoma. More than 4,000 Cherokee people died on the forced march west, which became known as the "Trail of Tears."
1800 -- George Bancroft lives, Worcester, Massachusetts. He's known for his 10-volume History of the United States, published between 1834 & 1874, the first comprehensive study of US history.
1800 -- Poet William Wordsworth meets the Leech Gatherer. "How is it that you live, & what is it you do?"
1802 -- George Ripley lives.
1838 -- US: Chief Black Hawk, Native American leader, dies. Opposed to ceding Native American lands to white settlers & their governments, he led a band of Sauk & Fox warriors against European-American settlers in Illinois & present-day Wisconsin in the 1832 Black Hawk War.
1849 -- US: Voting Kills? During electioneering in Baltimore, Edgar Allan Poe is kept drunk by a gang of political hacks who have him vote repeatedly at the polls; in four days he is dead (See 7 October).
1866 -- US: 250 die as the steamer Evening Star, en route from New York City to New Orleans, founders at sea.
1867 -- Pierre Bonnard lives (1867-1947).
Neither a Socialist nor a poet nor an artsy-craftsy person, but an interesting person & painter nevertheless. His favorite room in the house was the bathroom. Artwork of Pierre Bonnard can be found in 18 online exhibits, with links from Artcyclopedia.
— Wild Bill Koehnline
1871 -- Stijin Streuvels lives, Heule, near Courtrai. Belgian novelist/short-story writer whose works are masterpieces of Flemish prose. His created world presents nature as an ever-present force described with a visionary power resembling Vincent van Gogh.
1873 -- US: Modoc's Old Sconchin, Boston Charley, Black Jim & Captain Jack are hanged for murder. All remaining Modoc Indians are sent to Oklahoma to live on Shawnee land. In 1909 they are allowed to return, & a small number of them opt to return to Oregon & live on Klamath land.
1881 -- France: Louis Bara lives, Denain. Anarchiste, antimilitarist who does prison time for his outspokenness. Collaborator in the antimilitarist newspaper The Social War.
1886 -- Author Alain-Fournier (Henri Alban Fournier) lives.
1889 -- Germany: Carl von Ossietzky lives, Hamburg. Pacifist & winner of the Nobel Peace Prize while in a Nazi concentration camp.
In Berlin upon the 4th of May
19 hundred & 38
The Gestapo with its treatment
Signed his death certificate
Five-six-two his prison number
Listen, child, I beg you please
Keep in mind, always remember,
He got the Nobel Prize for Peace
In the struggle against injustice
He fought hard & he fought long
Child — remember Ossietsky
Peace won't come by words alone
1890 -- US: Emma Goldman lectures in Elizabeth, N.J., & Baltimore. Her two talks in Baltimore are before the International Workingmen's Association & the Workingmen's Educational Society. She reaches both German & Eastern European Jewish immigrant communities, many of whom participate in a conference of Yiddish anarchist organizations in December.
1895 -- Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage is published in book form. See our links page:
1896 -- England: British socialist, designer, printer, author, William Morris dies, Kelmscott house. Wrote the utopian novel News From Nowhere.
1897 -- France: Louis Aragon lives, Paris. Poet, novelist, & essayist, active in the DaDa movement, a founder of Surrealism with Paul Éluard, André Breton, Luis Buñuel among others. Also a political activist & spokesman for communism.
1897 -- France: Émile Pouget's journal Le Père Peinard (Cool Daddy) summarizes the end of the Congress of Toulouse in these terms:
"...C'est surtout quand le "boycottage" et le "sabotage" sont venus sur le tapis que l'entente s'est faite franchement et carrément. Au lieu de perdre son temps et ses forces à nous foutre en bisbille, on foncerait tous en coeur contre les capitalos et les gouvernants. Et, nom de dieu, ça ne traînerait pas. On aurait vivement fait d'écheniller le vieux monde."
1899 -- Dirt Under the Rug?: Motor-driven vacuum cleaner is patented.
1900 -- Thomas Wolfe, author, lives. Asheville, North Carolina.
1901 -- Nietzsche’s sister Cosima, a raving anti-Semite, publishes the fabricated book Will to Power, based on a draft project he had tossed out in 1888.
"...this time however I come as the victorious Dionysus, who will turn the world into a holiday...Not that I have much time..."
— Nietzsche (from his last "insane" letter to Cosima Wagner)
1904 -- German SW Africa: An insurrection of Hereros & Hottentots begins.
1909 -- US: Lois Waisbrooker (1826-1909) dies. American sex radical, anarchist, spiritualist, freethinker, free love advocate & feminist.
1912 -- Nicaragua: US Marines begin bombarding Coyotepe & Barranca hills. The US government & it's corporations love terrorizing countries south of the border, & they will be back...
1913 -- US: Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%).
1915 -- World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) founded.
1916 -- Veterinarian/author James M. Herriott (All Things Bright & Beautiful) lives, Sunderland, Scotland.
1920 -- Italy: The re-opening of the Modern School at Clivio, later closed by a government official (See Umanita Nova, Feb. 17, 1921).
1922 -- Rebecca L. Felton, a Democrat, becomes the first female senator in US history. It does not become a trend.
1922 -- US: Just the Fax, Ma'am? First facsimile photo sent over city telephone lines, Washington, DC.
1925 -- Gore Vidal, gay author/actor (Roma, Celluloid Closet, etc.), screenwriter, lives, West Point, New York. Wrote three detective novels under the name of Edgar Box, which didn't gain any success, from critics or readers. His attack on sexual norms brought him into conflict with such macho writers as his socialist pal Norman Mailer. Also a critic of the American National Security State, the media-induced United States of Amnesia...
1926 -- US: Samuel H. Day, Jr. lives (1926-2001), Media, Pennsylvania. Journalist, civil libertarian & opponent of nuclear weapons who led a leftist magazine in a landmark First Amendment court battle over the publication of an article on the hydrogen bomb.
1932 -- US: All 164 students of the Kincaid High School in Illinois walk out on strike after they discover that the school is being heated with coal from a company employing scab labor.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1932 -- Times New Roman typeface appears in the Times for the first time.
1935 -- Ethiopia: Italy invades, prompting League of Nations sanctions against Italy, & leading to World War II.
[Details / context]
"We make war & revolution at the same time. The militiaman has to know that he fights for the conquest of the land, the factories, culture ... the pick & the shovel are as valuable as the gun."
— Buenaventura Durruti, anarchist, interview October 3, 1936
1936 -- J.R.R. Tolkien sends the manuscript of The Hobbit to his publisher.
1937 -- Dominican Republic: Beloved & Respected Comrade Dictator Trujillo, determined to expand his influence over all of Hispaniola, orders the indiscriminate butchery by the Dominican army of an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 Haitians on the Dominican side of the Massacre River. The US government loves Trujillo.
1941 -- Ernest Evans lives, Philadelphia, Pa. Using the name "Chubby Checker" after the renowned Fats Domino, his best-known recording is the 1960's "The Twist," sparking the biggest dance craze since the Charleston of the 1920s.
Taggers' Day! — the aerosol is patented.
, dayglo, etc.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1941 -- In an interview Gandhi incites all subject peoples of the British Empire to passive resistance.
1944 -- Spain: Spanish guerrilleros, previously fighting the Nazis in France, make their first incursions into Spain, striking in Navarre.
Some 3,000 guerrillas (including many anarquistas) mount two main attacks across the Pyrenees in 1944 against the Allied-supported fascists.
[Details / context]
1945 -- US: Going to the Dogs? Seven-state Greyhound bus labor strike.
1945 -- A 10-year-old Elvis Presley makes his first public appearance in a talent show at the Mississippi-Alabama Dairy Show singing "Old Shep." Got 2nd place & five dollars — after shamelessly milking the crowd.
1945 -- Italy: Sono arrestati a Palermo Andrea Finocchiaro Aprile e Antonino Varvaro, capi del Movimento per l'indipendenza della Sicilia (MIS). Verranno entrambi confinati sull'isola di Ponza (Latina). I metodi repressivi del potere statale non cambiano perchè uno dei compiti principali dello stato è la repressione più o meno brutale del dissenso.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1952 -- Australia: Out Back?: First British nuclear bomb test, Monte Bello.
1954 -- Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan lives.
Brunner’s affirmation of Austin Train’s political calling as the critical negation of the existing order is framed by his vision of an America with
No future whatsoever except imminent self-destruction.
No future whatsoever except imminent self-destruction.
The lengthy, televised trial is a sensational media circus.
[More football & media dining, details / context]
The Senate approves an agreement normalizing trade between the United States & Vietnam.
2007 -- South Africa: More than 3,000 gold miners are trapped underground in the Elandskraal mine northwest of Johannesburg, owned by Harmony Gold Mining. (BBC)
2007 -- US: No Child Left Behind? Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President George Dubya Bush vetoes an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
2008 -- US: Land Ho! Beloved & Respected Comrade Chump Change George Dubya Bush signs a $700,000,000,000 bailout bill.
214 [After Ford] -- Hypnopaedia first used on common folk.
"It is not enough to succeed.
Others must fail."
— Gore Vidal
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