Today in 1530: Grace O’Malley is born in County Mayo, Ireland. O’Malley’s seafaring family will make her a natural to fight the English occupation from the water. She will lead rebellions and sea raids at the head of her fleet of ships. But at the age of fifty six, she is arrested and sentenced to hang.
With the gallows already built, her son-in-law will plead for her life and win her release. Eventually she will be forced to relinquish her fleet. The Irish will remember O’Malley as a great heroine. The English will call her (quote) a “A notable traitress and nurse of all rebellions in the province for forty years”.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight there will be a free showing of the movie “Che.” Sponsored by the Madison Infoshop, this will be at 7pm in Room 1131 of the UW Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street. More info at 262-9036.
Tonight, Q Cinema presents: “Weekend.” This film portrays sweet, lonely Russell, as he hooks up with engaging but outspoken Glen, in a fascinating, sweet, intimate character study. Free – with hot popcorn and cool people. This is tonight at 6:30pm at Outreach, 600 Williamson Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow, author Michael Norman relates the unnerving tales of haunted Wisconsin from personal interviews with credible eyewitnesses, on-site explorations, historical archives, newspaper reports and other sources from Wisconsin’s early settlement days to recent inexplicable events. This will be from 12:15 to 1pm tomorrow at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street. There is a small admission fee. Call 264-6555 for more information, or visit wisconsinhistoricalmuseum.
Help make a positive impact on families! Canopy Center is looking for volunteers to work with parents and children in our family support program. For more information, email email@example.com or apply online at canopycenter.org.