A brief illustrated history of the U.S. presidency told by the presidents themselves in the style favored by modern social networking web sites, Forty Four Presidents imagines 220 years of presidential succession pancaked into a single moment — documented simultaneously by each commander-in-chief in status updates designed for easy consumption by their Facebook friends. Each status update is accompanied by a jaunty, high-contrast profile picture intended to reflect something of the essential personality (and hotness) of the president.
April 13 — György Lukács
Marxist philosopher, cultural theorist, social critic, likely dupe of Stalinist counter-revolution.
APRIL 13, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* Meme Appreciation Day.
* Revolutionary Tricks of History Day
ALSO ON APRIL 13 IN HISTORY…
1743 — American politician Thomas Jefferson born, Shadwell, Virginia
1828 — Josephine Butler born, Glendale, Northumberland
1885 — Marxist philosopher György Lukács born, Budapest, Hungary.
1906 — Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, born, Dublin.
1909 — American writer Eudora Welty born, Jackson, Missippi.
1912 — Too poor to book the Titanic, Theodore Dreiser waits for another ship.
1919 — Eugene Debs imprisoned for opposition to WWI.
1945 — Belsen and Buchenwald nazi concentration camps liberated.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective