June 21– Rockwell Kent
Radical illustrator, socially committed visual artist.
JUNE 21, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Summer Solstice, 05:48 UT.
*Canadian First Nations Day.
*Midsummer’s Day, long celebrated as the greatest festival of them all.
*Stonehenge, England: Sunrise Rituals.
ALSO ON JUNE 21 IN HISTORY…
1877 — 10 Molly Maguires, Pennsylvania coal mining activists, hung.
1882 — Socialist illustrator Rockwell Kent born, Tarrytown, New York.
1905 — Existential philosopher, novelist Jean-Paul Sartre born, Paris, France.
1920 — Police shoot 14 Wobblies during clash in Butte, Montana.
1979 — Poet, drummer Angus MacLise dies, Katmandu, Nepal.
1982 — John Hinckley, Jr., would-be assassin of Acting U.S. President Ronald Reagan, found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective