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Japanese anarchist, translator, musician, bohemian.

London: CARRYING IN THE PUDDING, a ceremony dating to 1775, opens pudding season with an 80-pound meat pie, & songs such as “Ye Pancakes & Toasted Cheese.”

ST. FRANCIS DAY. Once saved from a plague of mice by a cat which sprang miraculously from his sleeve.

SWALLOWS depart for warmer climes — see also 15 April.

1226 -- St. Francis of Assisi dies.
Daily Bleed Patron Saint Oct 5, 2003-4
Patron saint of interspecial love.

1244 -- The Damascus Moslems, with their allies the Templars, Hospitalers, & other Franks, march on Cairo & the Khwarismians.

1535 -- First complete English translation of the Bible printed in Zürich (Miles Coverdale's).

1582 -- Corrected Seasonings? Pope Gregory the 13th declares tomorrow Friday, October 15, 1582. By leaping over 10 days, the Pope corrects the Julian calendar, which is ten days out of sync with the seasons. The new calendar is known as the Gregorian Calendar.

1607 -- Zorilla Rojas lives. Prolific Spanish dramatist, author of tragedies, comedias, autos sacramentales, & entremeses. Rojas was noted for a new type of drama, in which an eccentric character is the most important person in the play.

Piranesi sketch
1720 -- Italian artist, architect Giovanni Piranesi lives. His etchings — Kafkaesque, Escher-like distortions — influence Romanticism & Surrealism.

1797 -- Swiss novelist Jeremias Gotthelf lives.

1798 -- US: Republican Congressman Matthew Lyon of Vermont sentenced to four months in jail under the Sedition Act, after criticizing Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Adams in a campaign speech.

1798 -- Source=Robert Braunwart England: William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads. The book includes "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" & "Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey."

1812 -- Source=Robert Braunwart England: Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley personally meets the philosopher / anarchist William Godwin.

1816 -- France: Eugene Pottier lives (1816-1887), Paris. Poet, revolutionist. Participant in the Revolution of 1848, Paris Commune of 1881. It was then he wrote the Internationale (anarchistic at its core). It was put to music by Pierre de Geyter [Degeyter] in 1888, bringing him broad recognition as it is adopted by workers worldwide.

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1830 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: A power printing press is patented by Isaac Adams, Boston. The power of the press belongs to those who own it.

1837 -- British novelist Mary Elizabeth Braddon lives. "Queen of the Circulating Libraries."

1855 -- US: Kamiakan, chief of the Yakama, defeats forces under Major Haller; first engagement of Yakama War.

1861 -- Western artist Frederic Remington, lives, Canton, NY.

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1862 -- Edward L. Stratemeyer lives, New Jersey. Under the pseudonym Arthur M. Winfield he creates the Rover Boys; as Ralph Bonehill, the "Boy Hunter" series.

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1864 -- US: New Orleans Tribune, the first black daily newspaper, forms.

Chief Joseph
1877 -- US: Chief Joseph surrenders with starving remnant of Nez Perce people.

At Eagle Creek in Bear Paw Mountains, Montana, Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph (In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat [Thunder coming up over the land from the water]), surrenders his rifle after months in which his starving band eluded pursuing federal troops.

"From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."

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1879 -- US: Freiheit, anarchist paper, lives. Johann Most, editor.

Attention Workingmen! Arm yourselves...
1884 -- US: First issue of The Alarm, a Chicago anarchist paper.

Albert Parsons edited The Alarm, the newspaper of the I.W.P.A. — the English-language equivalent to August Spies' German-language paper Arbeiter-Zeitung, in whose offices it is produced.

1884 -- Syndicated journalist/writer Damon Runyon lives, Manhattan, Kansas.

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1884 -- Avant garde writer Jun Tsuji , (who introduced Dadaism to Japan) lives (1884-1944), Tokyo. Author, poet, essayist, musician & bohemian. He translated Max Stirner's The Ego & its Own into Japanese.

1887 -- US: Louisiana sugar workers strike, 37 peaceful strikers murdered. Louisiana Militia, aided by bands of "prominent citizens," shot unarmed black sugar workers striking to gain a dollar-per-day wage, & lynched two strike leaders.

1893 -- Emma Goldman, anarchist feministUS: Emma Goldman tried in court, October 4-9; she is defended by A. Oakey Hall., an ex-mayor of New York. She denies uttering the words attributed to her by police detectives who monitored her speech. The jury finds Emma guilty of aiding & abetting an unlawful assemblage.

1897 -- Source=Robert Braunwart George Bernard Shaw play "The Devil's Disciple" makes its NYC premiere.

1900 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Problem of Thor Bridge" begins.

La garra del invasor..., poster
1901 -- Renee Lamberet lives, Paris. Professor, militant anarchiste & historian.

Lamberet collaborated with Max Nettlau. Went to Spain during the Revolution of 1936, helping to produce libertarian propaganda & here met her companion Bernardo Pou-Riera.

Renee Lamberet, anarchiste

After the fascist victory, Lamberet supported clandestine anarchist activity in France & Spain during the occupation. Wrote Mouvements ouvriers et socialistes (1953) & La première Internationale en Espagne de 1868 à 1888. Died in 1980 before completing an anarchist biographical dictionary.

1902 -- Switzerland: Lucien Tronchet lives (1902-1981), Geneva. Anarchist & Swiss trade unionist. Antifascist activities led to prison.

Tronchet went to Spain in 1936, with Luigi Bertoni, fighting with the anarchists against Franco. Following WWII he was an active militant trade unionist, & fought for abortion rights, antimilitarism, & creation of co-operatives. Supported the squatters movement in Geneva. Tronchet wrote the biography of his friend, Clovis Pignat, une vocation syndicale internationale (Lausanne, 1971).

Tronchet signature; source:

1907 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Elizabeth Cady Stanton's daughter is barred from dining alone at a NY hotel.

1910 -- Portugal: Do Lunch?Do Lunch? 20 year old King Manuel II is overthrown as revolution breaks out. On the 7th, the anti-church provisional government orders all nuns & monks to leave the country.

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1910 -- Bucks in the Bank?: Jack London buys nine plot outlines from 25-year-old Sinclair Lewis for $52.50.

1910 -- Source=Robert Braunwart México: Francisco Villa begins a revolt against Diaz's reelection (who celebrates his seventh "election" as president today) Chihuahua. Tomorrow Francisco I. Madero, Diaz's election opponent, is freed from prison (October 5 is also the date on Madero's Plan de San Luis Potosi (anti-Diaz revolt).

1912 -- Nicaragua: Assassination of Nicaraguan patriot & resistance fighter Benjamín Zeledón, who fought against the US occupiers; US marines defeat Nicaraguans under Zeledón, Coyotepe hill.

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1913 -- Source=Robert Braunwart E.M. Forster finishes writing his gay novel Maurice (published 1971).

1917 -- France: Anarchistes go on trial in Paris, October 4-11th, for publishing a clandestine issue of the newspaper Le Libertaire on June 15th. The audacity of their act, along with their now opportune renewed professions of anarchism & pacifism, result in heavy sentences.
Further details / context, click here[Details / context] 4 et 11 octobre Les principaux collaborateurs du Libertaire; Involved are Klaus (the printer), Alphonse Barbé, Louis Bertho (aka Jules Lepetit), Julien Content, Grossin, Pierre Le Meillour , & Pierre Ruff. passent en jugement.
Lepetit est condamné à deux ans de prison, Barbé, Content, et Ruff à quinze mois, Le Meillour à 1 an et Grossin à 4 mois

1917 -- Italy: Il governo emana un decreto che punisce chi contribuisca con atti o parole a "deprimere lo spirito pubblico." Il decreto servirà per operare l'arresto e la condanna di numerosi dirigenti socialisti.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

1917 -- Chilean folk singer, culture hero Violeta Parra lives, San Carlos, Ñuble. Sister of the notable poet, better known as the "anti-poet", Nicanor Parra.
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1920 -- US: During this month the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee begins publishing the Italian-language journal, l'Agitazione (1920-1925), edited by Aldino Felicani. [I don't have the exact day — ed.]

1934 -- Malvin Gray Johnson dies, New York City. His deceptively simple paintings, with their warm colors & serene, sensuous charm, earn him a large & loyal group of admirers during the Harlem Renaissance.

1939 -- Canada: Under provisions of Canada's War Measures Act, three Italian immigrant anarchists, Arthur Bortolotti (aka Attilio Bortolotti, Arthur Bartell), Ruggero Benvenuti, Ernest Gava, & a Cuban, Marco Joachim, are arrested for possession of antifascist "subversive literature," including anarchist classics. Emma Goldman, anarchist feminist

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1941 -- Jackie Collins lives (1941? according to some, late 1930s). Her pop romance stories, situated in the world of Hollywood are immensely popular. Sex & violence are tightly woven into plot-boilers from 'an insider who can write like an outsider about the inside'.

1941 -- Anne Rice, lives, New Orleans.

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1941 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Lithuania: The Nazis remove 15,000 Jews from Little Ghetto of Kovno for execution.

1943 -- US: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) chairman & black nationalist H. Rap Brown lives, Baton Rouge, La.

1943 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Germany: Himmler says the extermination of European Jews will be a "never-to-be-written page of glory" for Germany.

1944 -- William Douglas-Home jailed for one year for refusing to attack Le Havre, France.

1944 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Artist Pablo Picasso joins the Communist Party. If he had joined in Cuba he could have joined the Cubist Communist Party.

After viewing a collection of children's drawings: "When I was their age I could draw like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like them."

1946 -- US: Navy seizes oil refineries (half the US refining capacity) in this country to break a 20-state post-war strike (mostly wildcat).

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1955 -- US: A freight train derails & crashes into a nearby beauty parlor & hardware store after being hit by an out-of-control lumber truck; the truck driver & four bystanders are killed, West Newton, Pennsylvania.

1955 -- During this Fall: Author Jack Kerouac meets Kenneth Rexroth, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure.
[I don't have month or day, but presumably prior to the famed Gallery Six readings —ed.]

1956 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Yugoslavia: Author Milovan Djilas is sentenced to a further term for hostile propaganda.

1957 -- Sputnik 1 launched by USSR, beginning Space Age.

glasses, animated
1957 -- US: "Leave It To Beaver" first appears on TV.

TV Guide

TV portrays the family as a tight knit unit with no real conflict or doubts, living the good suburban life, a car in the garage substituting for substance, a mom in the kitchen & a dad who knocks down good bucks doing some comfortable, if indeterminate, job which seems to allow him to be home at all times.

1957 -- Hank Quinlan celebrates his 60th birthday.

He is also obliged today to retire as police chief of Los Robles.

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SI dingbat
1959 -- Industrial painting manifesto Per un'arte unitaria applicabile (For a unitary applicable art) by Pinot Gallizio, in the review Notizie: arti figurative #9, Turin. [Exact day not given —ed.]
[Situationist Resources]

Here's the score
1961 -- Bob Dylan makes his concert hall debut at New York's Carnegie Hall. About 50 people attended, mostly friends, & he earned 20 bucks.

1961 -- US: Mass arrest of three SNCC members & 110 Negro high school students praying on McComb City Hall steps in protest of Lee's slaying & suspension of two Freedom Riders — ends SNCC voter registration project.

1962 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President JFK calls for more sabotage against Cuba (Operation Mongoose). To "protect the interests" of Camelot.

SI dingbat
1962 -- Denmark: Situationistisk Revolution #1, bulletin of the Scandinavian section of the SI, published, in Randers. Edited by J.V. Martin. [Exact day not given —ed.]
[Situationist Resources]

1963 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Got the Do Re Mi Blues? Songster Johnny Cash is arrested at the Mexican border carrying 1,163 pills.

1965 -- US: Psychedelic Shop closes & Thelins (Ron & Jay) go to Washington DC for exorcism of Pentagon.

1966 -- US: Major accident at Enrico Fermi nuclear reactor near Detroit.

1967 -- US: First baseball World Series since 1948 not to feature Yanks, Giants or Dodgers.

1968 -- El Nodo revamps & becomes a cinematographic magazine.

1968 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Science fiction author Harlan Ellison's "The Glass Teat," a TV criticism column, first appears in the "Los Angeles Free Press."

Janis, animated
1970 -- Janis Joplin is found dead of an apparent heroin overdose in her room at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood. The 27 year old had just finished recording her second solo album, "Pearl."

Daily Bleed Patron Saint, 2000-2008
"Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose."

That Flying Crow whistle
Sounds so lonesome & so sad,
Lord, it broke my heart,
& took the last woman I had.

— Washboard Sam

1971 -- South Vietname: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Thieu, running unopposed, declares his winning margin an "achievement for democracy." Well-trained, he talks just like an American by his American masters.

1974 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Ex-CIA agent Philip Agee publishes the names of 37 CIA spies, in an effort to undermine the CIA's terrorist policies of murder, kidnapping, torture, assassination & other crimes against humanity.

1976 -- US: Butt of the Joke? Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns after telling a joke about "niggers."

1977 -- India: Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi released from police custody less than 24 hours after her arrest on charges of political corruption.

1982 -- US: Ben Sasway becomes first public draft non-registrant imprisoned for failure to register. Madison, Wisconsin.

1982 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Acting President Ronnie Reagan suggests that since he sees big "help-wanted sections" in the Sunday papers, unemployment must be caused by a lot of lazy people who'd just rather not work.

1983 -- US: "Vietnam: A Television History" (13 weekly segments) premiers.

1985 -- Shiite Muslims claim to have killed hostage William Buckley.

1985 -- US: Funding for the Experimental Head Injury Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is indefinitely suspended when their cruel animal usage is revealed.

1985 -- England: One hundred plus loot shops & attack cops in Oxford.
Source: [Calendar Riots]

1986 -- US: Two thugs attack CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather yelling "What's The Frequency Kenneth?" Ten years later R.E.M. will write a song called, "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" Rather still rather doesn't know anyhow.

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1988 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Algeria: "Bloody Week" of protests against economic austerity begins, 200 die (-Oct. 10).

1988 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Canada: Canadians victimized by American CIA brainwashing experiments at McGill University in the 1950s settle out of court for $750,000.

1988 -- Source=Robert Braunwart UN: Daniel Ortega speech lists 31 US interventions in Central America from 1855 to 1981 (Actually there were at least 40 US military interventions in Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean in those years — not to mention thousands of behind the scenes meddling).
Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Acting President & a magnifient truth-sayer scholar, Ronnie Reagan says, in September 1990,

"We have never interfered in the internal government of a country."

1991 -- Sign Of The Times? Leonard C. Odell, author of 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83.

By the 1950s, when long-distance motorists were lucky to average 30 miles per hour, Odell had 7,000 quintets of signs strung along US roadsides.

The weather was clear
The cars was whizzin',
The fault
Was hers
The funeral his'n.
Burma Shave.
Her chariot
Raced at eighty per,
They hauled away
What had
Ben Hur.
Burma Shave.

Recovering Catholic
1992 -- Singer Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of the pope during an appearance on TV's "Saturday Night Live." The ensuing uproar does much to damage O'Connor's popularity.

'God's place is the world, but the world is not God's place...'

1992 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Canada: Bodies of 53 Solar Temple cultists are found, in Quebec & also Switzerland.

1997 -- US: Demonstrations in Washington, DC, & across the country (including Seattle) protest the scheduled launch of the space probe Cassini with a plutonium payload.

Commie Cleanser!
1997 --

Yet I had mixed feelings about attending the reunion. It would be nice to find old friends & bunkmates &, after so many decades, see what they had made of their lives. I knew that my best friend at the camp, with whom I have been in touch over the years, was planning to attend.

Like others who went to Woodland, the camp experience had a great impact on how I would view life. I first went as a camper in the senior camp where in the late 1940s I & my fellow bunkmates lived in tents &, as ten & eleven year olds, were introduced to the cultural world of the old Popular Front Left.

Campers built structures, cleaned up the camp, & served in the kitchen, as well as taking part in trips & events suitable to older campers. When I went off to college, I returned to Woodland after a hiatus of a few years to serve as a counselor. In all, I estimate, I went to the camp for seven or eight summers.

Riot troops
2000 -- Bolivia: Riot police tear gas students during protests outside the university in La Paz. Tensions mounted after the government reiterated threats to deploy troops if coca growers, peasants & teachers did not take down roadblocks erected 17 days ago in a nationwide strike.

2010 -- Brazil: Last Laugh?! Brazilian clown Tiririca wins a Congressional seat with more than 1.3 million votes — more than any other candidate — with YouTube ads which got millions of hits & such catchy slogans as: "It can't get any worse."

"What does a federal deputy do?
Truly, I don't know.
But vote for me & I will find out for you!"
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2011 -- Bill Austin (b. Feb. 2, 1920) dies. Inveterate book scout, Seattle bookseller: Wolf Den Bookstore (1949-51), SciFi fan, softballer. Diagnosed with cancer in 1995, he was told that he could expect to live 2-3 years.

2057 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Spaceship "Cosmos" is launched in Arthur C. Clarke's novel 2061.

2363 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Outer Space: Fifth "USS Enterprise" is commissioned, Utopia Planitia, Mars.

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Jack London; source:    "I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather my spark would burn out in a brilliant blaze than be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy & permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist."

— Jack London

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