October 15 is the 15th day of October. It is also known as the mushroom day and national grouch day.
1582 — Spain: Saint Teresa of Ávila died on the night from October 4 to October 15. that is, exactly when Spain and the Catholic world switched to the Gregorian calendar.
1814 — Mihail Lermontov, Russian author, lives.
Exiled twice to the Caucasus region because of his libertarian verses.
1842 — During this month Mikhail Bakunin's "Reaction in Germany" is published.
1884 — Stephen Mac Say lives. French anarchist militant,
professor, bee-keeper. Founded, with his life-long partner
Marie-Adele Anciaux, the libertarian school at Sébastien Faure's colony "La ruche".
1896 — France: Célestin Freinet lives. Pedagogist, founder
of the Coopérative de l'Enseignement Laïc (C.E.L),
and author of The French Modern School. Influenced the
Spanish artist Ramón Acin, who founded a school based
on the ideas of Ferrer & Freinet. His partner Elise, also a
militant educator, carried on his work following his death.
1902 — France: André Prudhommeaux lives. Early communist,
then an anarchist, he founded a Paris bookshop specializing
in social history — & the scene of many lively debates.
1902 — Spain: Amparo Poch y Gascon lives (1902-1968).
Spanish anarchist feminist, propagandist for sexual freedom.
1904 — Italy: Oreste Lucchesi dies. In prison since 1895 for
assassinating the editor of "Il Telegrafo," whose articles resulted
in the repression & arrest of numerous anarchists.
1907 — US: Mid-October, the anarchist Emma Goldman evades
US immigration authorities by entering New York via Montreal.
1911 — US: Emma Goldman begins a series of Sunday afternoon
and evening lectures in Yiddish & English to residents of New York City's Lower East Side.
1915 — US: Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
free speech fight in Fresno in de Land of de Free.
1920 — Italy: Errico Malatesta, anarchist militant/writer,
arrested. He is held responsible, as is Armando Borghi,
for workers' factory occupations in Milan during the summer.
1920 — Russia: Les makhnovistes & les bolcheviques signent
un accord de collaboration contre les troupes du général Wrangel.
Soon the treacherous Bolsheviks will turn on the makhnovistes.
1920 — Spain: Ernest Queraltó, "El pintor" (The painter), dies.
An old member of the band of Köenning.
1926 — Harley-Semiotic?: French biker-philosopher
Michel Foucault lives
1926 — Japan: Nakahama Tetsu executed for
anti-government acts, including a plan to assassinate
Prince Hirohito. Member of the Girochin Sha.
1926 — Canada: Emma Goldman arrives by ship, to lecture;
proximity rekindles her hope for readmission to the US, where
she grew up, but has been banished from the "Land of the Free."
1933 — US: Liberal Mabel Carver Crouch, during this
month, begins working furiously for Emma Goldman's
readmission to the "Land of the Free".
1957 — Guy Debord's "Remarques sur le concept d'art expérimental"
(Remarks on the Concept of Experimental Art), a critique of the text
"Pour un concept d'expérimentation musicale" (Toward a Concept of
Musical Experimentation) by Walter Olmo of the Situationist International's Italian Section.
1959 — US: Robert Crumb's "Fritz the Cat" comic strip premiers.
1966 — Artists' Liberation Front Free Fair in Frisco's Golden Gate
Park Panhandle. Takes place in the Mission District & was one of
the first (if not first) free outdoor rock performance in the Bay Area.
1969 — France: "Operations Within the French Section after October 1969," internal document unanimously adopted at a
meeting of the French section of the Situationist International.
2007 — Aotearoa: 300+ police rade houses, arresting 17 members of The Tino Rangatiratanga, peace and environmental movements. [Source: A-Infos]
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