Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — ROBERTO BOLANO


April 28 — Roberto Bolaño
Chilean novelist, nomad, cultural iconoclast.

APRIL 28, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Charles, Louisiana: Contraband Days Pirate Festival honors Lafitte.

ALSO ON APRIL 28 IN HISTORY…

1192 — Hashshashin assassinate Conrad of Montferrat, King of Jerusalem.
1789 — Mutiny breaks out aboard British ship H.M.S. Bounty.
1874 — Journalist Karl Krauss born, Jicin, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary.
1953 — Brilliant Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño born, Santiago, Chile.
1960 — Dutch council communist & astronomer Anton Pannekoek dies, Wageningen.
1967 — World boxing great Muhammad Ali refuses U.S. army induction.
1977 — Baader-Meinhof Red Brigades terrorists get life sentences, Germany.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – JOAN MIRO


April 20 — Joan Miro
Great Catalan painter, sculptor, printmaker, bon-vivant.

APRIL 20, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* Thailand: Rice Planting Day
* Jewish Passover

ALSO ON APRIL 20 IN HISTORY…
1494 — Antinomian religious protestant Johannes Agricola born.
1893 — Surrealist painter Joan Miro born, Montroing, Spain.
1914 — Ludlow massacre of striking miners and families by National Guard.
1953 — U.S. Justice Department makes Communists register as foreign agents.
1969 — People’s Park planted, Berkeley, California.
1998 — German terrorist Red Army Faction announces dissolution after 28 years.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective