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.
*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.