from The Daily Bleed, an anarchist day-book of lost saints.
1864 -- Maurice Leblanc lives. French
author/journalist, known as the creator of
Arsène Lupin, French gentleman-thief turned
Marius Jacob (1879-1954), the anarchiste bandit
credited with over 150 burglaries, is the original
"Arsene Lupin" in the French detective novels of
Maurice Leblanc, with only slight exaggerations
which made him a sensational "fictional" character.
1890 -- Mark Tobey, artist, lives (1890-1976) --
celebrator of Pike Street Market (where the anarchist
Left Bank Books is located the past 30+ years)
& other things Seattleian.
1906 -- Birago Ismael Diop lives, Dakar, French West
Africa (now Senegal). Senegalese poet & recorder of
traditional folktales & legends of the Wolof people.
1911 -- Mexico: Yaquis in Sonora, influenced by the
anarquista Ricardo Flores Magón ("Tierra y Libertad"),
reclaim stolen communal lands. Their war with
the government lasts, officially, until 1929.
1917 -- Thirteen black soldiers hanged for alleged
participation in a riot in Houston, Texass.
1950 -- Bertrand Russell recommends that all warmongers
spend time in a boat in a shark-infested pool. (We suggest they
forget the boat).
1951 -- Illinois State mine inspector approve coal dust
removal techniques at New Orient mine in West
Frankfurt. Ten days later, largely because of coal
dust accumulations, the mine explodes,
killing 119 workers.
1964 -- Anti-Castro protesters attempt to assassinate
Che Guevara during his speech at the United Nations
in New York City.
1965 -- US: Whose On First Bass? Novelist/prankster/anarchoid
Ken Kesey holds his Third Acid Test, at a Palo Alto nightclub.
1969 -- Leaking nerve gas
necessitates the evacuation of
the U.S. Army's Chemical Warfare
Test Center near Dugway, Utah.
2009 -- Vatican: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Pope Benedict XVI
claims he shares the "outrage, betrayal & shame" felt by the Irish people over
the findings of the Murphy Report into sexual abuse by his clergy in Dublin.
The cockles of catholic hearts & fans of TV reruns of "What's My Line" are
really really warmed.
2010 -- US diplomatic cables uncovered by WikiLeaks show the Vatican's refusal
to co-operate with the Murphy Report child sexual abuse inquiry in Ireland, & that
Pope Benedict XVI approved conversions to Catholicism of Anglicans who opposed
the ordination of women priests.