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Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology

Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

Compiled by Ulli Diemer

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November 5, 1855
Birth of Eugene Debs (1855-1926), American socialist and unionist.
November 5, 1892
Birth of J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964), scientist and Marxist. An atheist, Haldane liked to say that if God did exist, his most distinctive characteristic would be “an inordinate fondness for beetles” &ndash a reference to the fact that there are more species of beetle than of any other animal life-form.
Quote: “There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.”
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November 5, 1920
Birth of John Berger, English art critic, writer, painter, and poet.
November 5, 1952
Birth of Vandana Shiva, philosopher and environmentalist.



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