1239 — First known MCF.
1649 — Diggers occupy St. George's Hill, near Cobham, Surrey, seizing land to hold in common and to plant; other communities follow in Northants, Bucks, Kent, Herts, Middx, Leics, Beds, Glos and Notts.
1755 — Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, gourmet, lives to eat — appropriately — in Belley, France. After 30 years simmering, his Physiology of Taste is published in 1825 — at his own expense.
1841 — United States of America: Brook Farm, history's most famous utopian community, is founded near West Roxbury, Massachusetts. It's primary appeal was to young Bostonians who shrink from the materialism of American life, and the community was a refuge for dozens of transcendentalists, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathanial Hawthorne.
1856 — Charles Maurin lives (1856-1914). French painter, engraver, and anarchist. Friend of Toulouse-Lautrec, collaborates in "La Revue Blanche" directed by Félix Fénéon, and initiates Felix Vallotton to engraving and anarchism. 
1875 — Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) lives. British novelist, playwright, journalist who produced popular detective and suspense stories, practically inventing the modern "thriller." His prolific output, however, undermined his reputation as a fresh and original writer. 
1896 — United States of America: Back in New York this month, Emma Goldman resides with Edward Brady in a German neighborhood on Eleventh Street. Emma earns a meager living as a midwife and nurse, witnessing the plight of many women suffering from unwanted pregnancies….and is active on many other fronts as well.
1916 — United States of America: Emma Goldman prepares for her birth control trial scheduled for the 5th and continues to lecture this month in New York; drama critique includes discussion of British playwright Harley Granville-Barker.
1918 — United States of America: During this month the final issue of "Mother Earth Bulletin" produced; future publication is made impossible by ongoing government seizures. Today Harry Weinberger meets with the assistant superintendent of prisons in Washington, D.C., to complain about government tampering and confiscation of Emma Goldman's mail.
1919 — The final game for the 1919 Stanley Cup is canceled because of the worldwide epidemic of influenza. No winner is declared in the series between the Montreal Canadiens and Seattle Metropolitans.
1924 — Automatic Record Changer introduced.
1924 — Czech novelist, short-story writer, playwright, poet Milan Kundera, lives, Brno. Kundera's works combine erotic comedy with political criticism. Until 1989, all of his books were banned in his country. 
1926 — France: Charles Angrand (1854-1926) dies, Rouen. Impressionist, Pointillist painter and anarchist illustrator. Friends with Seurat, Cross, Luce and Signac and other libertarian illustrators. Angrand designed a now-famous black cat and provided illustrations to Jean Grave's "Les Temps Nouveaux" as well as helping to finance it with the sale of his paintings.
1932 — United States of America: 500 school children, most with haggard faces and in tattered clothes, parade through Chicago's downtown section to the Board of Education offices to demand that the school system provide them with food.
1938 — Spain: The Lincolns are overrun by the fascist armies near Gandesa; the battalion suffers heavy casualties, among them Commander Robert Merriman; during the next week they re-assemble at Mora la Nueva on the Ebro, only 120 Lincolns remain. Early April: The Lincolns in training at Darmos, near Mora la Nueva, where they are joined by more than 400 young Spanish recruits. 
1951 — During this month Beatster Jack Kerouac writes a new version On the Road on a paper scroll. He and Joan Haverty also separate. Kerouac goes to North Carolina to his sister's home. In May he learns Joan is pregnant.
1954 — United States of America: "Great Cheese Scandal." Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson, disregarding the fact that Wisconsin cheese distributors had contracted to sell the government 90 million pounds of cheese at 37 cents per pound, drops the price support level on dairy products from 90 to 75 percent parity. The cheese distributors promptly repurchased the title to their product at 34 cents per pound, realizing a $2.2 million profit on cheese that never left their warehouse.
1954 — During this month Beatster Jack Kerouac takes a bus back from California to his mother's house in Richmond Hill (New York). Works briefly on the Brooklyn waterfront but quits because of phlebitis condition. April-August: Starts writing science fiction story "cityCityCITY."
1966 — Start of “cultural revolution” in China. Mayor of Peking, P’eng Chen, dismissed and several cultural officials, including Chou Yang, removed from office. [Source: K.S. Karol]
1969 — First collective anarchist pizza made as Morningtown Pizza and Subs opens in Seattle, Washington.
1971 — Six months after his death, Jimi Hendrix's "The Cry of Love" goes gold. It is the last LP on which the guitarist was a willing participant and some say it might have gone higher than #3 had it not been for an LP by another deceased rock star, "Pearl," by Janis Joplin.
1982 — Marvin Gaye is killed by a gunshot wound in Los Angeles in an argument with his father. He was 44 years old. Gaye's father received probation after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter. 
1982 — "Pacific Peacemaker" damaged by French police boats during nuclear weapons testing protest, Muroroa Atoll, South Pacific.
1986 — United States of America: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors votes to lobby the US Congress to rename the Angeles National Forest the "Reagan National Forest." Says Sierra Club spokesman Bob Hattoy, "Naming a national forest after Ronnie Reagan is like naming a day care center after W C Fields."  
1990 — Beginning of Juan García Ordoño novel Tres crímenes y algo más [Source: Robert Braunwart]
1999 — United States of America: Loafers Glory, with U. Utah Phillips, labor organizer, IWW Wobbly, anarchist, exquisite bullshitter ("My God! That's Moose Turd Pie…Good, Though!), songster, hits the airwaves, Pacifica Radio online, 9am Thursdays; some stations, like Seattle's KBCS-FM, tape the program for rebroadcast on a different date and time. [Radio show suspended April 2002 for lack of funding]. Utah Phillips is described as "a national treasure, a writer of haunting songs, a storyteller of hilarious presence and subtle depth, a union organizer, historian and scholar, a Celtic-Yiddish bard, a Pleistocene bon vivant, a post-modern ne'er-do-well, and a heck of an engineer." A 40-year member of the IWW, he is the most entertaining labor troubadour of our time…