April 21 — Jean-François Lyotard
French philosopher, critic of the postmodern condition.
APRIL 21 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Festival of Sacred Groves
ALSO ON APRIL 21 IN HISTORY…
1816 — British novelist Charlotte Bronte born, Thornton, Yorkshire
1828 — Noah Webster publishes two-volume dictionary of “American” English.
1879 — Javanese feminist Raden Adjeng Kartini born.
1910 — American writer Mark Twain dies, Redding, Connecticut
1914 — U.S. invades Veracruz, Mexico, try to halt German weapon imports.
1998 — Socialism au Barbarie editor, postmodern critic Jean-Francois Lyotard dies, Paris.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective