NOVEMBER 16 — MIKHAIL BAKHTIN
Russian literary and cultural theorist, anti-Stalinist Marxist.
NOVEMBER 16 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS…
Côte d’Or: THREE DAY WINE FESTIVAL. RESIDENT ALIENS’ DAY.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 16 IN HISTORY…
1747 — Knowles Riot in Boston; hundreds of sailors, laborers & free blacks
rise up against British Navy Press Gangs, temporarily ending impressment.
1811 — Mississippi River flows backwards (due to earthquake).
1885 — Mètis rebellion leader Louis Riel hanged, Assiniboia, Canada.
1889 — Playwright George S. Kaufman born, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1895 — Russian cultural theorist Mikhail Bakhtin born, Orel, Russia.
1916 — Margaret Sanger arrested for her birth control clinic, Brownsville, NY.
1946 — Shamanarchist, psychonaut Terence McKenna born, Hotchkiss, Colorado.
1973 — Free Religionist Alan Watts dies, Mill Valley, California.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.