April 13 — György Lukács
Marxist philosopher, cultural theorist, social critic, likely dupe of Stalinist counter-revolution.
APRIL 13, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* Meme Appreciation Day.
* Revolutionary Tricks of History Day
ALSO ON APRIL 13 IN HISTORY…
1743 — American politician Thomas Jefferson born, Shadwell, Virginia
1828 — Josephine Butler born, Glendale, Northumberland
1885 — Marxist philosopher György Lukács born, Budapest, Hungary.
1906 — Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, born, Dublin.
1909 — American writer Eudora Welty born, Jackson, Missippi.
1912 — Too poor to book the Titanic, Theodore Dreiser waits for another ship.
1919 — Eugene Debs imprisoned for opposition to WWI.
1945 — Belsen and Buchenwald nazi concentration camps liberated.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective