June 21– Rockwell Kent
Radical illustrator, socially committed visual artist.
JUNE 21, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* Summer Solstice, 05:48 UT.
* Father’s Day.
*Canadian First Nations Day.
* Midsummer’s Day, long celebrated as the greatest festival of them all.
*Stonehenge, England: Sunrise Rituals.
ALSO ON JUNE 21 IN HISTORY…
1877 — 10 Molly Maguires, Pennsylvania coal mining activists, hung.
1882 — Socialist illustrator Rockwell Kent born, Tarrytown, New York.
1905 — Existential philosopher, novelist Jean-Paul Sartre born, Paris, France.
1920 — Police shoot 14 Wobblies during clash in Butte, Montana.
1979 — Poet, drummer Angus MacLise dies, Katmandu, Nepal.
1982 — John Hinckley, Jr., would-be assassin of Acting U.S. President Ronald Reagan, found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
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June 21, 2009 by Jay Babcock
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About Jay Babcock
I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona.
In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com
Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.