April 19 — Lord Byron
Wit, dandy, into incest and man-boy love. Died fighting for Greek freedom and romantic ideals. Good poet, too.
APRIL 19, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Snakes Return to Ireland Day
ALSO ON APRIL 19 IN HISTORY…
1824 — British romantic poet Lord Byron dies of malaria, Missolonghi, Greece.
1943 — Warsaw Uprising begins in Jewish ghetto, Poland.
1993 — Feds end siege of Branch Dividians near Waco, Texas.
2005 — German Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger elected Pope Bendect XVI.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective