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Warrior, great defender of the Seminole Indian nation.
Ontario, Canada: BON SOO Winter Carnival.
435 -- Roma makes peace with the Vandals, & recognizes their territories in northwest Africa as "federati."
1628 -- English courtier, politician, & dramatist George Villiers (“that insolent upstart”) lives. Lover of King James I of England & one of the most rewarded British royal courtiers. A dominant influence in Irish affairs, Wrote the Restoration comedy The Rehearsal. Stabbed to death at the Greyhound Pub — "Destined to do little more mischief in this world” (Charles Dickens).
‘God’s wounds! I will pull down my breeches & they shall see my arse!’ – King James I (on being told that his subjects wanted to see his face)
1649 -- Heads Up?: Charles I of England beheaded by Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads, Whitehall, as bourgeoisie take power in its own name & for its own interests — overthrow of the monarchy & establishment of The (not-so) Commonwealth.
1686 -- New Old World: Pirate Charles Swan anchors at Mazatlan (Mexico).
1774 -- Captain Cook reaches 71º 10' S, 1820 km from South Pole (record).
1775 -- English writer Walter Savage Landor lives. His life was one filled with ill-tempered quarrels with those around him. He left England after losing a libel suit & lived in Florence, where the Brownings cared for him. Wrote precise classical verse.
1790 -- Lifeboat first tested at sea, by Mr. Greathead, the inventor, who, flush with success, gets bigheaded.
1798 -- No Decision?: First brawl in the US House of Representatives. Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Rep. Matthew Lyon of Vermont spits in the face of Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Rep. Roger Griswold of Connecticut during a violent argument on the floor of the House. Lyon is convicted under the Sedition Act & serves four phlegmatic months in jail.
1815 -- US: Library of Congress re-established after its destruction during the War of 1812 with the acquisition of Thomas Jefferson's 6,457-volume personal library.
1816 -- Pope Pius VII condemns Latin American independence movements.
1818 -- Keats composes his sonnet, "When I Have Fears."
Michael Massey Robinson is given two government cows as Poet Laureate of NSW, Australia. We trust he milked this unfettered government largess for what it was worth.
1826 -- Gustave Lefrançais lives (1826-1901). French revolutionary, member of the First International, of the Paris Commune, & a founder of the anarchist Jura Federation.
1835 -- Attempt on the life of Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Andrew Jackson fails when both of would-be assassin Richard Lawrence's pistols misfired. The first attempt on an American president's life. In the trial that followed, the prosecuting attorney was Francis Scott Key.
1838 -- US: Osceola (Black Drink Singer), Seminole militant warrior & war chief, dies under questionable circumstances at 6:20 p.m. while imprisoned at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.
Some say of some sort of throat disease, others say malaria, others correctly say of a broken heart. Osceola masterminded successful battles against five baffled US generals intent on stealing their lands & sending the Seminoles to the paradise of Oklahoma. He was taken prisoner when US troops said they wanted a truce to talk peace — still today one of the blackest marks in American military history.
By 1858 most of the Seminole (meaning "wild people" or "runaway") tribe were either killed, surrendered, or were moved to the West, but 200 to 300 remained hidden in the Florida swamps. Today, more than 2,000 Seminoles live on six reservations in Florida. There was never a peace treaty signed & the Seminole have always been an independent nation.
In the mid-1930s Nathanael West wrote a 17-page treatment entitled Osceola, but failed to sell it to a studio.
1847 -- Virginia Clemm, the first wife & cousin of Edgar Allan Poe, whom he married when she was 13, dies.
Strange Stuff: Fall of larvae & snow, the Eifel [Trans. Ent. Soc. Of London, 1871-183
1852 -- Ion Luca Caragiale lives, Haimanale, Ottoman Empire (now Romania). Wrote comedies, plays, & short-stories, mocking at the moral values of his time.
1858 -- William Wells Brown publishes the first Black drama in America, "Leap to Freedom."
1859 -- Edward Martyn lives. Irish dramatist who, with William Butler Yeats & Lady Gregory, formed the Irish Literary Theatre (1899), a major part in the nationalist revival of interest in Ireland's Gaelic literary history known as the Irish Literary Renaissance.
1866 -- Gelett Burgess lives, Boston, Massachusetts, the author of the whimsical quatrain:
I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.
In 1897, he began to publish self-illustrated whimsical writings,
the best known being, Goops & How to Be Them.
1868 -- Poland:
Far Out Strange Stuff: Fall of fist-sized mass of burning sulphur, in Pultusk [Rept. Brit. Assoc., 1874-272]
1869 -- France:
Yukkie Strange Stuff: Fall of larvae in a snowstorm, Upper Savoy. [Flammarion. The Atmosphere, p414; La Science Pour Tous, 14-183]
1871 -- Stoyanov Parachkef (or Paraskev) (1871-1941) lives, Giurgiu. Significant figure of Romanian & Bulgarian anarchism.
1878 -- Anton Tammsaare (1878-1940) lives. Estonian writer, whose novel Todeja Õigus I-V (1926-33) is considered one of the major works of Estonian literature.
1882 -- Nicaragua: Congress votes to educate poet Ruben Dario at government expense.
1894 -- Brazilian revolutionaries fire on the US flag in the harbor of Rio de Janeiro; prompt satisfaction is exacted by Admiral Benham.
1894 -- Italy: The anarchico Francesco Saverio Merlino is arrested in Naples & imprisoned until May 1896.
1900 -- US: William Goebel shot, one day before being sworn in as Governor of Kentucky. After serving three days of his term, he died on 3 February.
1909 -- US: Radical organizer Saul Alinsky lives, Chicago, Illinois.
1912 -- Historian Barbara Tuchman lives, New York City. Wrote The Guns of August. Her book on Stillwell & the American Experience in China won the Pulitzer general nonfiction prize in 1972. She died in 1989.
1912 -- John Galsworthy play "The Pigeon" opens in London.
1916 -- English folklore scholar Joseph Jacobs dies, Yonkers, New York. Prolific writer on folklore, editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia.
1916 -- Italy: Giuseppe Scarlatti dies, in Florence. Author, in 1909, of a book on the anarchist Cafiero, L'internationale des Travailleurs et l'agitateur Carlo Cafiero.
1917 -- First jazz record cut ("Darktown Strutter's Ball," Dixieland Jazz Band).
1921 -- US: Schooner Carol A. Deering goes aground, NC, & the crew disappears. The US government comes to suspect Bolsheviks or pirates. Not too daffy.
1926 -- France: The chief of police in Paris forbids the playing of jazzed-up versions of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise.
1928 -- The New York Times reports "Packed Theatre Hears [Andrés] Segovia," the old fascist Guitar God (a most complicated man, he).
1928 -- Eugene O'Neill 9-act play "Strange Interlude" opens in NY (426 performances).
1930 -- Conversationalist Gene Hackman lives.
1930 -- Canada: Police arrest nine members of the Standard Exchange for fraud, Toronto.
1930 -- US: 25 Mexican workers are arrested for anti-Filipino disturbances, El Centro, California.
1930 -- Vladimir Mayakovski play "The Bathhouse" premiers, Leningrad, Russia.
1931 -- Australian-born American novelist, Shirley Hazzard lives, Sydney. Wrote The Transit of Venus (1980).
1931 -- Charlie Chaplin's film "City Lights" premiers at Los Angeles Theater.
1933 -- Beloved & Respected Comrade Nazi Leader Adolf Hitler assumes office, named Chancellor of Germany. Also today, in the United States, the radio Western The Lone Ranger (or as many people called it, The Long Ranger) premiers on WXYZ radio, Detroit (later Mutual, ABC), lasting till 1955 — longer than either Hitler or his much vaunted Third Reich (-1945).
Hi Yo, Silver! Indeed, the Lone Ranger was even resurrected — by Lenny Bruce (Thank You, Masked Man!).
1935 -- Italy: Poet & fascist-sympathizer Ezra Pound meets Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Mussolini, reads aloud several lines from a draft of the Cantos, which he gives to him as a present.
1937 -- Germany: Hitler repudiates the war-guilt provision of the Treaty of Versailles & also forbids Germans to accept any Nobel Prize.
1937 -- Russia: Second of Beloved & Respected Comrade Uncle Joe Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death.
1939 -- Germany: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Hitler announces he will exterminate the Jewish race in the event of war.
1940 -- France: Denis Langlois lives, Etrechy. Lawyer, anarchiste & pacifiste writer who does prison time for his beliefs (Le cachot).
1943 -- Germany: RAF makes its first daylight raids on Berlin in WWII & a saturation attack on Hamburg. It is only the bad guys, not the good guys (Allies) who kill & terrorize civilians en masse.
1944 -- Italy: Enrico Zambonini is executed.
«I have been in all the prisons of Europe. But not for stealing. Only for my idea.»
1945 -- England: William Busch, pacifist musician, dies.
1948 -- India: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political & spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.
Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2004-05
of the Indian subcontinent, world pacifist.
1951 -- Belgium: Communists barred from making speeches on the radio.
1952 -- Lehmer discovers 13th & 14th Mersenne primes (2^521 - 1, 2^607 - 1)
1956 -- In a Newsweek interview poet Robert Frost, asked about writing free verse, snaps:
"I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down."
1956 -- US: As Martin Luther King, Jr. stands at the pulpit, leading a mass meeting during the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, his home is bombed. By chance, King's wife & 10-week-old baby escape unharmed.
1958 -- US: No Loitering?: First two-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas, Texass.
1961 -- Dorothy Thompson, one of the most famous journalists of the 20th century, dies in Lisbon, Portugal. Acerbic American wit, high-lifer. Married author Sinclair Lewis. Close friend of the individualist anarchist & author, Rose Wilder Lane.
1962 -- US: Two members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-person pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit.
1962 -- Futurist R. Buckminster Fuller's one-man show opens at the US embassy in London.
1963 -- South Vietnam: 30 soldiers die when five US helicopters are shot down over the Mekong Delta.
1964 -- South Vietnam: New military junta takes over. Part of US plans to save democracy from democracy.
1968 -- Vietnam: Viet Cong & North Vietnamese launch Tet offensive.
1969 -- The Beatles famous impromptu concert on the roof of Apple Records in London captured on film in Let It Be. Unbeknownst to anyone this is the Beatles final concert.
1969 -- US: Howard University Medical School frosh boycott anatomy courses until the February ouster of the department chairman.
1970 -- US: For the second time in six months, rioting erupts during an anti-war protest in East Los Angeles.
1970 -- Philippines: 20,000 riot in Manila to protest the regime of US-backed Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Dictator & Shoe-Hoarder Ferdinand Marcos following his State of the Nation address. Over 2000 attempt to storm the presidential palace on the today & riots continue throughout the year.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1972 -- Northern Ireland: "Bloody Sunday." British soldiers gun down 14 Roman Catholic civil-rights marchers in Londonderry.
Combatants are no longer just terrorists & police...
1973 -- US: James McCord & G. Gordon Liddy of Nixon's re-election committee, found guilty of Watergate burglary & wiretap attempt.
1974 -- Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden, starts first tour in eight years.
1976 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader George Bush becomes 11th director of CIA.
Seen one bush, seen 'em all.
"Intelligence" is our middle name?
1978 -- Spain: In Barcelona 50 anarquistas are arrested, accused of the dastardly crime of attempting to "reconstitute" the F.A.I. (Iberian Anarchist Federation). Franco is dead, but the old fears of a powerful revolutionary organization re-emerging persists.
1979 -- Tom Bosley TV movie "The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal" premiers. It was, of course, tragedy, & a crime, rather than a "scandal", in which working women died in this horrendous factory fire because the owner & bosses had purposely locked the exits.
1981 -- US: Endangered Species List de-emphasized "to concentrate on recovery rather than reporting new species."
1982 -- Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins dies in Texass of cancer. Influential Houston-based blues guitarist.
1990 -- Commander-In-Chief?: Bob Dylan is named a Commander in France's Order of Arts & Letters by the country's Culture Ministry.
1991 -- Iraq: Gulf War; Iraq again pours thousands of barrels of oil into the Persian Gulf; Iraq takes the Saudi Arabian town of Khafji (-Jan. 31); Germany agrees to send 580 soldiers & weapons to Turkey; First 11 US ground troops die in battle; Jordan protests allied bombing of civilians leaving Iraq.
1992 -- The Guthrie Center is dedicated. The Guthrie Center is a non-profit organization, put together by folksinger Arlo Guthrie. It is housed in the church building that provided the setting of Arlo's best known story-song, Alice's Restaurant.
1992 -- US: Chicago gravediggers end a 43-day strike. See "The Layabouts", 1999, below.
1994 -- French novelist Pierre Boulle (1912-1994), The Bridge Over the River Kwai & Planet of the Apes, dies in Paris, age 81.
1997 -- Indonesia: Muslims riot & destroy cars & buildings over a rumor that a Christian has claimed Muslims are too loud.
1998 -- US: Lewis B. Puller, Jr. kills himself, 6:13:42. Author of the Pulitzer Prize winning biography in 1992, & son of famed WWII hero Marine Corps General ‘Chesty' Puller. His book was the story of dealing with this heritage & his own loss of both legs & most of his left hand in the Vietnam War.
1999 -- US: The Layabouts
check for beer
in the fridge.
World beat sound;
Rock, reggae, ska.
Dance your feet off
while listening to lyrics of ferment,
exalting you to
smash the state
& eat the rich!
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2006 -- US: Gone Postal? Jennifer Sanmarco, 44-year-old postal worker, kills five workers & herself, Goleta, California.
2006 -- México: Civil rights activist Coretta Scott King dies, Playas de Rosarito.
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