April 22 — Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Biting, innovative Cuban novelist, social critic.
ALSO ON APRIL 22 IN HISTORY…
1526 — First New World slave revolt occurs, Haiti.
1724 — Philosopher Immanuel Kant born, Konigsberg, East Prussia.
1870 — Bolshevik Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin born, Simbirsk, Russia.
1893 — Italian-American anarchist Nicola Sacco born, Tarremaggiore, Italy.
1904 — Nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer born, New York City.
1922 — Jazz great Charles Mingus born, Nagales, Arizona.
1970 — First Earth Day environmental celebrations observed.
1995 — Gray Panthers founder Maggie Kuhn dies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective