1 - 'Mary had a little lamb' first published (1830), they don't write 'em like that anymore!
2 - Great Fire of London began in Pudding Lane (1666). 80% of London destroyed.
- J.R.R. Tolkien died 1973, aged 81. English writer & academic, famous for The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings.
5 - Welsh group 'Women for Life on Earth' started Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp (1981)
- Mohammad Ali wins Olympic Gold Medal in boxing (1960)
6 - The Pilgrims set sail in Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to North America (1620)
7- Google is founded (1998)
9 - Tolstoy born (1828)
Right on, Leo!
PS -"A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite." - LEO TOLSTOY
10 - Mary Wollstonecraft born, 1797.
Proto-feminist author of 'A Vindication of the Rights of Women':
"If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop? "
Also mother of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (neé Godwin).
11 - fewer people died in Twin Tower Tragedy (2001) than killed by US foreign policy - tho 2 wrongs don't make a right. Also, 18000 children a day die of starvation. Must we not question a worldview that deems deaths in America more important than mortality elsewhere?
September 11th is also the date (in 1973) when the fascist Pinochet backed by the CIA overthrew the democratically-elected government of Chile in a coup d'état, subsequently killing or 'disappearing' many thousands of people.
14 - Dante died (1321)
in the Dark Wood... (Gustave Doré)
15 - Greenpeace founded (1971)
16th - Victor Jara
(Socialist singer, songwriter, theatre director etc),
brutally tortured & murdered in Chile
by army of dictator Pinochet, 1973
18th - Jimi Hendrix,
electric guitarist, singer, songwriter,
dies (1970), aged 28...
his music survives...
21 - Schopenhauer, philosopher died 1860, aged 72.
"There is in the world only the choice between loneliness and vulgarity. All young people should be taught now to put up with loneliness ... because the less man is compelled to come into contact with others, the better off he is."
"A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free."
Personally, I spent a lot of my life alone. I became philosophical about it.
- U.N. International Day of Peace
22 - EQUINOX !
Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere
24 - Buy Nothing Day
26 - Birthday of John Chapman, better-known as Johnny Appleseed (1774),
nursery man who became a folk hero
after spending 49 years planting apple trees
in the wilderness, some of which still bear fruit to this day...
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