July 28– MARCEL DUCHAMP
French dadaist and surrealist, cultural iconoclast.
Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase.
JULY 28, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Brussels, Belgium: Kermesse. A 600-year-old spectacular parade featuring elaborate floats and enormous balloon creatures and characters.
*Virgin Islands: Hurricane Supplication Day.
ALSO ON JULY 28 IN HISTORY…
1794 — French Reign of Terror plotter Robespierre goes to the guillotine himself.
1804 — German Christian socialist Ludwig Feuerbach born, Landshut, Bavaria.
1887 — Dada post-artist Marcel Duchamp born, Blaineville, France.
1922 — Anarcho-Marxist theorist Jules Guesde dies, Saint Mandé, France.
1945 — B–52 bomber flies into Empire State Building in a fog.
2006 — American anarchist illustrator Richard Mock dies, Brooklyn, New York
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
1915 – US invades Haiti when its President, who planned to murder 167 political prisoners, is ripped apart by an angry mob.