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