April 17 — BENJAMIN TUCKER
Publisher, theorist of American individualist anarchism
APRIL 17, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Feast of Random Walks
ALSO ON APRIL 17 IN HISTORY…
1790 — American inventor, revolutionist, Benjamin Franklin dies, Philadelphia.
1802 — British scientist Erasmus Darwin dies, England.
1854 — Publisher Benjamin Tucker born, South Dartmouth, England.
1863 — Gay Greek poet Constantine Cavafy born, Alexandria, Egypt.
1894 — Opening of Lowell astronomical observatory in Arizona, first in U.S.
1961 — Surreptitiously C.I.A. backed Bay of Pigs invasion fails, Cuba.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective