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    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)

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"Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us."

"In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful."

Right on, Leo!

(See Politix, for more such subversiveness...)

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

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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?

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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)

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    15 - Greenpeace founded (1971)

Jimismall.jpg (8049 bytes) 18th - Jimi Hendrix,

electric guitarist, singer, songwriter,

dies (1970), aged 28...

his music survives...

[listen]

     21 - U.N. International Day of Peace unFlag_ani.gif (11892 bytes)

     22 - EQUINOX !

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Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere

 

    24 - Buy Nothing Day

   26 - Birthday of John Chapman, better-known as Johnny Appleseed (1774),

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after spending 49 years planting apple trees

in the wilderness, some of which still bear fruit to this day...

 

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