APRIL 24, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Mangum, Oklahoma: Rattlesnake Day
*Alton, Illinois: Native Son Day
ALSO ON APRIL 24 IN HISTORY…
1731 — British writer Daniel Defoe dies, London, England, hiding from creditors.
1897 — Cultural anthropologist Benjamin Whorf born, Winthrop, Massachusetts.
1947 — American prarie novelist Willa Cather dies, New York City.
1990 — Hubble Space Telescope launched from Space Shuttle Discovery
2006 — Nasreen Pervin Huq, feminist activist, dies, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective