NOVEMBER 13 — CAMILLE PISSARRO
French impressionist painter, anarchist.
Camille Pissarro, The Boulevard Montmartre at Night, 1897. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK.
NOVEMBER 13 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Ancient Rome: FESTIVAL OF JUPITER. FAKE I.D. DAY.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 13 IN HISTORY…
1829 — Sam Patch, famed stunt diver, dives to his death.
1850 — British novelist Robert Louis Stevenson born.
1903 — French painter, anarchist Camille Pissarro dies, Paris, France.
1914 — Caresse Crosby applies for patent for the backless brassiere.
1967 — Scandalously nude musical “Hair” opens in New York City.
1974 — Karen Silkwood killed during Keer-McGee Nuclear
Power Plant investigation; driving to meet reporter with documents
on safety violations, her car mysteriously crashes, documents disappear.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.