What’s happened on April 2 in radical history, from Autonomedia’s Calendar of Jubilee Saints

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 2 JUBILEE SAINT— SERGE GAINSBOURG
Sleazy, dissolute dirty mouth of French pop music.

APRIL 2 holiday:
* INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY.

ON THIS DATE
1513 — Fountain of Youth seeker Ponce de Leon lands on Florida territory.
1725 — Loverboy, spy, memoirist Giacomo Casanova born, Venice, Italy.
1840 — French writer, activist, experimental novelist Emile Zola born, Paris.
1891 — Artist Max Ernst born, Bruhl, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany.
1928 — French singer, composer Serge Gainsbourg born, Paris, France.
1969 — Twenty-one U.S. Black Panthers charged with conspiring to kill cops.
1991 — Modern dance great Martha Graham dies, New York City.

What’s happened on April 1 in radical history, from Autonomedia’s Calendar of Jubilee Saints

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

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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