June 29– HENRI LEFEBVRE
Radical critic of the politics of everyday life.
JUNE 29, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Russia: St. Peter’s Day. Celebration of the “Funeral of Kostrama”: Bonfires kindled; maiden chosen to be carried in procession and to reign over games and dancing.
* Sacrament of the Silicon Host.
ALSO ON JUNE 29 IN HISTORY…
48 BC — Julius Caesar bests Pompey to become absolute ruler of Rome.
1635 — London’s Globe Theatre, while Henry VIII plays, burns to the ground.
1886 — Harlem photographer James Vander Zee born, Lenox, Massachusetts.
1900 — Little Prince author Antoine de Saint-Exupery born, Lyons, France.
1940 — Individualistic Swiss artist Paul Klee dies, Muralto, Switzerland.
1991 — French social critic Henri Lefebvre dies, Navarrenx, Haut Pyrenee.
1994 — U.S. reopens Guantanamo, Cuba base to “process refugees.”
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective