June 18– Maxim Gorki
“Stormy Petrel.” Russian novelist, intellectual force.
Read works of Gorki at Project Gutenberg.
JUNE 18, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Festival of Invisible Pornography.
ALSO ON JUNE 18 IN HISTORY…
1778 — British troops evacuate Philadelphia as American Colonial forces enter.
1812 — War declared against Britain by U.S.
1914 — Red Week begins, Italy.
1936 — Russian novelist Maxim Gorki dies, Moscow, USSR.
1953 — Egypt declared a republic by the “Revolutionary Command Council.”
1983 — Sally Ride becomes first U.S. woman in space.
1989 — Muckraking journalist I. F. “Izzy” Feiinstein Stone dies, Boston, MA.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective