April 16 — Šaban Bajramović
Serbian Romani, gypsy musician, prisoner, libertarian.
APRIL 16, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Liberating the Rainbow Lost in the White Light Festival
ALSO ON APRIL 16 IN HISTORY…
1689 — Aphra Behn, novelist, spy, playwright, dies, London England.
1828 — Spanish painter Francisco Goya dies, Zaragoza, Spain.
1844 — French novelist Anatole France born, Paris, France.
1854 — “Army of the Poor” leader Jacob Coxey born, Masillon, Ohio.
1871 — Ivan Turgenev arrested for publishing banned obituary, St. Petersburg.
1896 — Dada co-founder, theorist Tristan Tzara born, Moinesti, Romania.
1936 — Romani musician, prisoner, cultural activist Šaban Bajramović born, Nis.
1971 — Vietnam Veterans against the War throw their canes and medals at U.S. Congress at demonstration, Washington, D.C.
2005 — American humanitarian aid worker Marla Ruzicka killed, Baghdad, Iraq.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective