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.
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)
6 - The Pilgrims set sail in Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to North America (1620)
7- Google is founded (1998)
9 - Tolstoy born (1828)
Right on, Leo!
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
10 - 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?
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)
15 - Greenpeace founded (1971)
18th - Jimi Hendrix,
electric guitarist, singer, songwriter,
dies (1970), aged 28...
his music survives...
21 - U.N. International Day of Peace
22 - EQUINOX !
Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere
24 - Buy Nothing Day
26 - Birthday of John Chapman, better-known as Johnny Appleseed (1774),
nursery man who became a folk hero
after spending 49 years planting apple trees
in the wilderness, some of which still bear fruit to this day...
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