October 26 is the 26th day of October.
1806 -- "Lord" Timothy Dexter,
classic American crackpot, dies.
1876 -- Biófilo Panclasta lives (1876 or 1979?-1942) Chinácota,
Colombia. Poet, agitator, one of the more original of the
individualistic Latin American anarchists.
1886 -- Justin Olive (1886-1962) lives.
French militant anarchist & revolutionary syndicalist.
1913 -- José Ester Borrás (1913-1980) lives. Spanish anarchist,
arrested by the communists in Spain, then the Nazis in France.
Active in the resistance in France & in the Mauthausen concentration
camp, & co-founder of the Spanish Federation of Former Political
prisoners & camp inmates & later helped free Spanish
prisoners held in Russia until the 1950s.
1915 -- US: Emma Goldman delivers five lectures — including "Preparedness, the Road to Universal Slaughter". Has a familiar ring.
1945 -- Laurence Housman opens Housman's Bookshop,
Shaftesbury Avenue, London, England. Long-standing
publisher & distributor of pacifist & anti-nuke materials,
still going strong today.
1956 -- Hungary: Russian tanks fire on unarmed
demonstrators in Budapest. Armed resistance begins
in industrial centers, general strike begins, & state
power disrupted as power is now in the factories
& the streets.
1991 -- Hard Rain Gonna Fall?: Lori Rae Matthews
crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrella.
1996 -- Aurelio Chessa (1913-1996), anarchist, dies,
Rapallo. Militant des GIA & infatigable animateur de
l'Archivio Famiglia Berneri repris avec talent aujourd'hui
par sa fille Fiamma.
1998 -- Dick Higgins (1938-1998) dies in Quebec City, Canada.
Fluxus artist. Printer, publisher, Higgins studied with the
anarchist/composer John Cage .
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