April 25 — JANE JACOBS
American-born urban activist, alternative city-planner, writer.
APRIL 25, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Ancient Rome: Robigalia, Sacrificial rite to placate the God of Mildew.
ALSO ON APRIL 25 IN HISTORY…
1719 — Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe first published.
1943 — LSD accidently discoversed by swiss chemist Albert Hoffman.
1944 — Krazy Kat cartoonist Geroge Herriman dies, Hollywood, California.
1964 — “Little Mermaid” statue loses head to saw in Copenhagen harbor.
2006 — Urban activist, writer, Jane Jacobs dies, Toronto, Canada.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective