Todays Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – GORDON CHILDE

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April 14 — GORDON CHILDE
Australian Marxist archeologist and prehistorian.

APRIL 14, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Dreams of Reason Feast Day, dedicated to discarded scientific theory and science fiction futures.
*Good Friday
*Pan American Day

ALSO ON APRIL 14 IN HISTORY…
1865 — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth.
1828 — Noah Webster copyrights his first Dictionary.
1874 — American communalist Josiah Warren dies, Boston, Massachusetts.
1892 — Radical anthropologist Gordon Childe born, North Sydnet, Australia.
1912 — The unsinkable mega-ship Titanic sinks, hitting an iceberg.
1956 — First videotape demonstrated, Chicago, Illionoise.
1964 — American ocology writer Rachel Carson dies, Silver Springs, Maryland
1966 — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Sandoz discontinues production of LSD.
1970 — Two students fatally shot in anti-war protest, Jackson State University, Mississippi.
1986 — French philosopher and feminist Simon de Beauvoir dies, Paris, France.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – GYORGY LUKACS

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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