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Vanguard Korean surrealist poet, street rebel.
GRECIAN NEW YEAR 2307.
BYZANTINE NEW YEAR 7504.
Kisar Island, Indonesia: FEAST OF URU-WADU, the Primal Couple.
Nicaragua: BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO DAY. Commemorates 1856 battle between US "filibuster" William Walker, then president & self-styled emperor of Nicaragua who hoped to join Nicaragua to the US as a slave state, & a band of natives armed with sticks, stones, & few rifles. Walker lost.
England: NUTTING DAY: Day off for all to gather nuts (traditional & moveable since it depends on when the nuts are ripe). According to custom, young women who go nutting are in danger of premature pregnancy, nuts being associated with fertility; more likely, nutting days afford occasions for outdoor lovemaking.
1321 -- Mere hours after finishing the Paradiso, Dante, 56, dies today (or yesterday, exact day remains unknown) in Ravenna of malaria.
The Congress of the future republic: a nomadic, travelling Congress...It's deputies sleep on the ground & eat the ration of soldiers.
thought crimesKorean surrealist poet & social rebel Yi Sang lives, Seoul. Arrested on charges of "thought crimes" while visiting Japan, he dies in prison in 1937 at the age of 27.
Nouveau roman includes Alain Robbe-Grillet, Claude Simon, Marguerite Duras, & Nathalie Sarraute.
Daily Bleed Patron Saint, 2003
Vanguard modern dancer, international cultural icon.
"To dance is to live."
1930 -- Germany: Nelle elezioni in Germania i nazional socialisti passano da 12 a 107 deputati e i comunisti da 15 a 77 deputati. Il successo di questi due partiti è celebrato dal 'Foglio d'ordini' del partito nazionale fascista con queste parole : "Le generazioni del XX secolo sono affascinate da soli due nuovi sistemi politici esistenti nel mondo : il fascismo e il bolscevismo." Varianti omologhe, si potrebbe aggiungere, di un unico sistema politico : lo statismo.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1931 -- Author Ivan Klima lives.
Klíma was visiting London, his "favourite foreign city," in August 1968 when Soviet tanks rolled into Prague. As a quarter of a million Czechoslovaks, including fellow writers Milan Kundera & Josef Skvorecky, fled into exile, he explained his return home by saying "most of London's street names have no associations for me."
His writings were banned for 20 years.
1939 -- Tunisia: Nicolò (Nicolantonio) Converti (1855-1939) dies, in Tunis. Medical doctor, anarchist, anti-fascist. Eulogized by the anarchist Sapelli, the entire anti-fascist community of Tunisia turned out as one to salute him.
1940 -- US: First peacetime draft in America is initiated.
1948 -- Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater.
1950 -- John Steptoe, illustrator, lives.
1955 -- Little Richard records "Tutti Frutti."
The Vice President is expected to make a full recovery.
"His mind is quotation marks
with nothing inside them."
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."
—Tom Waits, among many others.
1959 -- Outer Space: Soviet probe Lunik II became the first human-made object ever to touch the lunar surface.
1959 -- US: Landrum-Griffin Act passed, further limiting trade union activities in the nation.
1963 -- No Yer ABCs?: Due to pressure from folksingers boycotting television's "hootenanny" program, ABC invites Pete Seeger to appear on the show — only if he'll sign an oath of loyalty to the US. He doesn't & ABC extends its blacklist/ban on the outspoken leftist musician.
1966 -- US: Ronnie Reagan says "If you've seen one [tree] you've seen them all." This is the same clown some other clowns in Los Angeles try to rename a national forest after. (The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors sought to rename Angeles National Forest the "Reagan National Forest" in 1986.)
1968 -- Vietnam: Four hundred Viet Cong killed in a 24-hour battle.
1968 -- US: Forty overseas officials of the United States Information Agency are required to attend a concert in Washington DC by Blood, Sweat & Tears. It's part of the USIA's program to acquaint its overseas staff with
bloodycultural developments in the homeland.
1970 -- US: Queens fireman Gary Muhrucke of the Millrose Athletic Association wins the first NY City Marathon, completing the 26 mile, 385-yard course in two hours, 31 minutes, & 38 seconds. The original Marathon consisted of four laps around Central Park, but is later changed to run from Staten Island to Central Park.
1971 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Dick M Nixon tells creepy Haldeman:
"What about the rich Jews? The IRS is full of Jews, Bob... Go after 'em like a son-of-a-bitch!"
1972 -- US: On Strike? Senate approves US-Soviet "freeze" of offensive nuclear arsenals.
1973 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Dick M Nixon signs into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout. The greatest accomplishment of the Nixon reign of terror, enacted against the objections of the CIA-FBI who argued Ameerica's enemies would use the top-secret information gleaned to topple the Ameerican Way of
1979 -- US: Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City & back to Yates Center, Kansas.
1982 -- At 49, "literary outlaw," critic, poet, novelist John Gardner (Nickel Mountain; Sunlight Dialogues) dies in a motorcycle crash in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.
1982 -- US: Wisconsin becomes first state to support nuclear freeze referendum.
1982 -- All Wet?: Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of the English Channel.
1983 -- US: House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner. Later studies indicate Russian charges the US was using the passenger liner as a spy plane are probably true.
1985 -- Israel: US TOW antitank missiles sent to Iran by Israel in Iran-Contra Deal. Part of the Ronnie Reagan regime's illegal activities involving his "shadow" government; publicly & sanctimoniously he was denouncing other governments for having any relations with this axis of evil.
Julian Beck dies. Cofounder of the infamous Living Theatre, along with his partner Judith Malina.
Beck wrote & directed many plays throughout the course of his life. Julian led massive political demonstrations in NY in the 60s. All were involving peace. Julian Beck was a lifelong poet & anarchist.
1986 -- US: Sitting on a couch in the White House living quarters, the Reagans, in their first joint address, urge a "national crusade" against the "cancer of drugs." Afterward, the President — who cuts funding for anti-drug programs as soon as the election is over — squeezes his wife's hand reassuringly.
1990 -- US: Pentagon announces $20 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia.
1991 -- US & Soviet Union sign an agreement calling for an end to all outside military assistance to warring factions in Afghanistan.
1991 -- South African government, African National Congress & Inkatha Freedom Party sign the National Peace Accord, leading to multi-racial elections & the end of South Africa's apartheid system in 1994.
1998 -- Johnny Adams, soul/blues singer gets released — dies age 66.
2001 -- US: Berkeley Critical Mass bike ride.
“If you want free speech you can go down to a street corner & shout.”
— Jim Olson, owner of Humboldt Internet, September 26, 2001
A raft lands in BolognaBiennale d'Arte & Anarchia 2001
In Bologna, Italy.
Involves Rino De Michele, a very active anarchist,
anti-commercial mail art / installation / collage artist,
involved with ApARTe° magazine, the founding of this event
& many similar cultural activities.
2003 -- US:
Revolutionary Soccer Tournament Cup Bay Area, Game 2!
An Anti-Imperialist Soccer Match... Because Imperialism is Off-Sides! Communists Vs. Anarchists!
"Language is a virus..."
"We must find out what words are
& how they function.
They become images when written down,
but images of words repeated in the mind
& not of the image of the thing itself."
— Billy Burroughs
Rino De Michele, Yi Sang, Ben Reitman, Emma Goldman, Julian Beck, Bob Black, Isadora Duncan, anarchist, anarchiste, anarquista, radical history, on this day in recovered history, September 14
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