All info here excerpted from The 2013 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
APRIL 1 JUBILEE SAINT — PIERRE BOURDIEU
Radical French anthropologist, theorist of popular culture
APRIL 1 holidays and festivals
* APRIL FOOL’S DAY: Originated with calendar change in 1752. A day of pranks and fool’s errands.
* FESTIVAL OF POSITIVE THREATS.
ON THIS DATE
1649 — Diggers occupy St. George Hill, taking land to plant in common.
1775 — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin born, Ballay, France
1872 — Bolshevik feminist Alexandra Kollontai born, St. Petersburg, Russia
1920 — Five members of N.Y. state legislature expelled as Socialists
1924 — Adolf Hitler, imprisoned following beer-hall putsch, starts dictation of Mein Kampf to Rudolf Hess
1930 — Cultural theorist, philosopher Pierre Bourdieu born, Denguin, France
1939 — U.S. recognizes Franco’s government in Spain
1976 — Surrealist painter Max Ernst dies, Seillans, Var, France