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Kings do not touch doors.
They do not know that happiness: to push before them with kindness or rudeness one of these
great familiar panels, to turn around towards it to put it back in place — to hold it in one's arms.
... The happiness of grabbing by the porcelain knot of its belly one of these huge single
obstacles; this quick grappling by which, for a moment, progress is hindered, as the eye opens
& the entire body fits into its new environment.
With a friendly hand he holds it a while longer before pushing it back decidedly thus shutting
himself in — of which, he, by the click of the powerful & well-oiled spring, is pleasantly assured.
Decadent French society painter, illustrator, anarchiste
USE EVEN IF SEAL IS BROKEN DAY.
INTERNATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST WAR TOYS DAY.
FESTIVAL OF SILENCE.
BARUCH SPINOZA SAINT 1997
Excommunicated Jewish philosopher of the One.
1656 -- New Old World: Maidstone (East Hampton, Long Island, now New York) restricts the natives, ruling against renting them land, or allowing wigwams to be set up in town without permission. They are not allowed to travel through town on the Sabbath. Rent control, bass-ackward pre-capitalist days, apparently.
1713 -- Laurence Sterne lives. Wrote The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy; Clonmel; County Tipperary.
1759 -- Tobias Smollett is convicted of having libeled an admiral in "The Critical Review." Claims, "He was less than admirable."
1775 -- New Old World: The Continental Congress of America issues an order to bar negroes from the army.
1793 -- France: The French revolutionary calendar first becomes operative.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1805 -- US: To make the crucial decision of where to spend the winter, Lewis & Clark put the matter to a vote. Significantly, in addition to the others, Clark's slave, York, was allowed to vote — nearly 60 years before slaves were emancipated & enfranchised. Sacagawea, the Indian woman, voted too — more than a century before either women or Indians were granted the full rights of citizenship. The majority decided to cross to the south side of the Columbia, near modern-day Astoria, Oregon, to build winter quarters.
1807 -- Thayendanegea, a.k.a. Joseph Brant, dies. Brant led Mohawk Indians who fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War. He was buried at a church near present-day Brantford, Ontario, but in 1879 his body was stolen by a doctor & his medical students.
1826 -- Carlo Collodi lives. Italian author/journalist, best known as the creator of Pinoccio, the childlike puppet whose nose grew when it lied. Politics as usual.
1838 -- Prosper Olivier (aka Henry) Lissagaray lives. Author of Histoire de la Commune de 1871.
1859 -- Evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species is published.
"& when I am back in the jungle, it is with relief that I sink back into my natural timelessness.
I become one with the beasts & the trees, & I can laze away weeks or months with no thoughts beyond now."
— Greystoke, from Extracts from the Memoirs of Lord Greystoke, edited by Philip Jose Farmer
See Explosive Acts: Toulouse-Lautrec, Oscar Wilde, Felix Feneon, & the Art & Anarchy of the Fin De Siecle by David Sweetman.
SCOTT JOPLIN, Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2005-2010
Fused African & European music into "ragtime."
|International Anti-Anarchist Conference, prompted by the assassination of the Empress of Austria, is convened by Italian government officials in Rome; attended by 54 delegates representing 21 countries, including police chiefs from several European countries & major cities. Conference marks the development of strategic international surveillance of & exchange of information about anarchist activities.|
1910 -- Jean Meckert, aka Jean Jean Amila(or John) Amila, (1910-1995) lives. Libertarian novelist & antimilitarist.
"I do not know if I am an anarchist, but I know the ideas. My father was an anarchist..."
— le monde libertaire, December 3, 1987
|Switzerland: Congrés extraordinari of the Segona the International, November 24 & 25th, in Basel.||In attendance are Emilio Corrals i Antoni Fabra i Ribas
Source: [Congressos Obrers]
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