April 30 — Félix Guattari
Innovative anti-theorist of Capitalism and Schizophrenia.
APRIL 30, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Walpurgisnacht. Witches, warlocks and demons hold revels in Harz Mountains. Whole towns rush into streets, making as much noise as possible. Church bells ring, bonfires are lit. In British Isles, a scapegoat is chosen by lots and burned; hobby horse parades are held, chasing evil away until Midsummer’s Night.
ALSO ON APRIL 30 IN HISTORY…
1771 — American utopianist leader Hosea Ballou born, Richmond, New Hampshire.
1803 — Louisiana Purchase negotiated with France at four cents per acre.
1844 — Thoreau accidentally burns 300 acres of forest near Concord, Mass.
1930 — Radical anti-psychiatrist, anti-capitalist Félix Guattari born, Paris, France.
1945 — Nazi Fuhrer Adolf Hitler most probably commits suicide, Berlin, Germany.
1975 — Saigon falls to Communist forces, ending long American war in Vietnam.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective