1899 -- Arthur Lehning lives. German anarchist. Founder, in 1919, with Rudolf Rocker & Augustin Souchy, of the FAUD. Establishes & becomes curator of the monumental "Bakunin Files", with the International Institute of Social History of Amsterdam, in 1971.
1905 -- Chile: Today, during "Semana Roja" (Red Week), a crucial event in early Chilean workers' history, 30,000 people join the uprising in Santiago, inspired by the revolutionary ideas sweeping working class public opinion.
1913 -- Action/war photographer Robert Capa lives, Budapest, Austro-Hungary. Instrumental in forming photographer-owned outfit (Magnum) to aid photographers & distribute their work cooperatively without getting ripped-off.
1921 -- George Brassens lives. French anarchist militant, nonconformist poet, began writing/singing songs in 1952. Popular, but reclusive as a star. Songs include "La mauvaise réputation", "La non-demande en mariage," "Les copains d'abord".
1998 -- US: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, & the Criminalization of a Generation! Among the signatories is longtime Chicago poet/anarchist protestor Joffre Stewart.
2000 -- US: Stop Police Brutality demonstrations. Prime example this year was a police attack on Errol Maitland, award winning radio producer at WBAI/Pacifica: targeted, beaten & arrested by NYC police while reporting live at Patrick Dorismond's funeral in Brooklyn.