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    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.

"My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs) … the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity."



    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)

       - Werner Herzog, Film Director born 1942.

    6 - The Pilgrims set sail in Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to North America (1620)

    7- Google is founded (1998)

    9 - Tolstoy born (1828)

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"Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us."

"In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful."

Right on, Leo!

(See Politix, for more such subversiveness...)

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

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beard.html10 - 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?

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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), aged 56   Poet, Writer, Philosopher

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Painting by Botticelli

    15 - Greenpeace founded (1971)


16thVictor Jara

(Socialist singer, songwriter, theatre director etc),

brutally tortured & murdered in Chile

by army of dictator Pinochet, 1973



Jimismall.jpg (8049 bytes) 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.

Loneliness of the long distance punner

       - U.N. International Day of Peace unFlag_ani.gif (11892 bytes)


     22 - EQUINOX !

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Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere


    24 - Buy Nothing Day

   26 - Birthday of John Chapman, better-known as Johnny Appleseed (1774),

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after spending 49 years planting apple trees

in the wilderness, some of which still bear fruit to this day...





    26 - Miles Davis, Jazz Trumpeter, Composer died 1991, aged 65.

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