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1861 â€” Algeria: Han Ryner lives (1861 â€” 1938). French teacher, anticlerical, pacifist, anarchist, philosopher (called a â€œcontemporary Socratesâ€). Lecturer and speaker of talent, Ryner collaborated on many reviews as well. Writer of a rich and varied work. Married to poet/author Georgette Ryner.
1874 â€” 70 African Americans killed after protesting the ejection of a carpetbag sheriff, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
1894 â€” Stuart Davis lives, not â€œFor Internal Use Only,â€ (1894 â€” 1964). Vocal accompaniment by Betty Roche, doing â€œTake the A Trainâ€ â€¦ His father was the art editor at the Philadelphia Press where he met the artists John Sloan, George Luks, William Glackens and Everett Shinn â€” all members of â€œThe Eight.â€ After studying art with Robert Henri, worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for â€œThe Massesâ€ and â€œHarperÊ¼s Weekly.â€ In 1913 he was one of the Americans in the Armory Showâ€¦   
1905 â€” Russia: General uprising begins (fails 23 days later, leaving over 1,000 dead.) Over 150,000 workers in a General Strike. By the 9th, workers erect barricades throughout the Moscow and fight against the soldiers.
1909 â€” Bakelite is patented by Leo Baekeland.
1912 â€” United States of America: Gala celebration of Peter KropotkinÊ¼s 70th birthday in New York City, coâ€sponsored by the â€œFreie Arbeiter Stimmeâ€ and â€œMother Earthâ€; Emma Goldman is a featured speaker.
1915 â€” Leigh Brackett lives. American writer of crime novels and short stories, best known for her science fiction and fantasy (over 200 titles). Also wrote screenplays and television scripts for â€œCheckmateâ€ and â€œSuspenseâ€ series. 
1928 â€” Noam Chomsky lives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Linguist, anarchist, social critic, activist. Critic in the manner of the great I.F. Stone â€” and just as ignored and vilified by establishment.
1929 â€” Poet Hart Crane gives a party for his publishers Harry and Caresse Crosby (Black Sun Press); William Carlos Williams, Malcolm Cowley, e. e. cummings, and a group of drunken sailors attend.  
1931 â€” United States of America: Rumor has it there is good eating at a joint called the White House, which turns away hundreds of unemployed workers with employmentâ€seeking petition. 1,000 national hunger marchers have arrived in Washington, D.C. as breadlines begin forming throughout the nation.
1941 â€” United States of America: Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, with advance knowledge of US military, prompting American entry in WWII. Japanese bombers struck Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, catching U.S. commanders completely by surprise despite an official warning, on 27 November, that an attack might be imminent. Nineteen U.S. ships were sunk or severely damaged, 150 U.S. planes were destroyed, and 2,335 servicemen were killed. Local authorities and the F.B.I. begin to round up the Issei leadership of the Japanese American communities in Hawaii and on the mainland. By 6:30 a.m. the following morning 736 Issei are in custody; within 48 hours, the number is 1,291. Caught by surprise for the most part, these men are held under no formal charges and family members are forbidden from seeing them. Most would spend the war years in enemy alien internment camps run by the Justice Department.
1961 â€” United States of America: Military police hold civilians at Peterson Field, Colorado at gunpoint as Tibetan commandos, whoÊ¼d been secretly trained by the CIA, are smuggled aboard a C-124 Globemaster.
1964 â€” United States of America: Mario Savio, leader of Berkeley Free Speech Movement, arrested. U.C. Berkeley administration presentation at the Greek Theatre to 18,000 students; followed by strike by 9,000 of the 27,000 students and faculty resolution (824 to 115) supporting FSM.
1965 â€” Pope Paul VI and Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of the two churches in 1054.
1968 â€” United States of America: Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823, to the University of Cincinatti. The $22,646 fine went unpaid. The librarian whispered, â€œDodd damn!â€
1975 â€” United States of America: In his campaign to free boxer Rubin â€œHurricaneâ€ Carter from prison, Bob DylanÊ¼s Rolling Thunder Revue does a show at the Correctional Institution For Women at Clinton, NJ, where Carter was temporarily imprisoned.
1975 â€” East Timor: With US and British assistance, Indonesia invades and annexes East Timor, overthrowing the popularly elected government. The genocide (an estimated oneâ€third of the East Timorese population salughtered) rivals CambodiaÊ¼s â€œkilling fields,â€ but little attention is paid in US media, which makes big to-do about â€œhuman rightsâ€ in Cambodia while ignoring East Timor, for political reasons. (Cambodia is the â€œenemy,â€ Indonesia is a resource-rich US client state.) Long-time East Timor activists Bishop Carlos Belo and Jose Ramos-Horta later receive the Nobel Peace prize.   
1990 â€” Ted Turner and Jane Fonda announce their engagement. As part of their prenups agreement Hanoi Jane canÊ¼t pose with any godless commie antiâ€aircraft cannons unless CNN gets to break the story.
1993 â€” Guns NÊ¼ Roses announce they will keep the Charles Manson penned tune, â€œLook At Your Game, Girlâ€ on their album, â€œThe Spaghetti Incident?â€ They decided to keep it on after they learned that the royalties from the song will go to the son of one of MansonÊ¼s victims.
1993 â€” Four Plowshares activists arrested for disarming an F-15E Strike Eagle nuclear war jet at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.
1995 â€” France: Up to 1.75 million striking French workers demonstrate in marches, shutting down the country as part of an escalating series of General Strikes protesting government cutbacks and global exploitation of workers.
1996 â€” England: In the first attack (the second on the 9th) on the Labour PartyÊ¼s electioneering internet site, an American hacker subverts it into the â€˜Please Buy Our Junkâ€™ and Ê¼same Old Lies, New Packagingâ€™ web pages. Internet links are changed to transfer browsers to a porn site, Ê¼the Labour Party Sex Shopâ€™. Source: â€˜Calendar Riotsâ€™ 
1996 â€” Italy: A handful of squatters dare to climb up on to the roof of Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) in the center of Turin. They hoist flags, place a puppet, hang a transparency and throw leaflets entitled â€œAnarchists have Wings.â€ In this way they draw attention to the preliminary hearing of the strange investigation by public prosecutors Marini (the infamous â€œMarini Trialsâ€) and Ionta, during this period of state repression against anarchists. 
1997 â€” Australia: Eighteen Australian activists and one East Timorese refugee arrested inside Canungra Land Warfare Centre, south of Brisbane, in a protest on the anniversary of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor. Canungra serves as a training center for Indonesian and other Southeast Asian militaries.