April 2 is the 2nd day in April.
1840 — French writer, activist, experimental novelist Emile Zola lives (1840—1902).
1851 — Joseph Lane (1851—1920),
British anarchist, lives.
1891 — Saint Max Ernst (1891—1976) lives, Germany.
1908 — Spain: Ramón Vila Capdevila lives (1908—1963; aka
"Caraquemada," aka "Jabalí"(le Sanglier), aka "Commandant
Raymond"). Militant anarcho-syndicalist & guerilla fighter.
1916 — France: In Paris, during World War I, Sebastien Faure
launches the newspaper "Ce Qu'il Faut Dire" (What Must Be Said).
The paper meets a keen interest, despite heavy censorship.
1919 — Canada: Ban on the Industrial Workers of the World (1918 September) because of
the Great War to End All Wars is lifted. Two branches are formed
in Toronto & Kitchener.
1928 — Serge Gainsbourg lives (d.1991). French poet, singer-
songwriter, actor & director. Composer of existential malaise,
angst, love; sleazy, dissolute dirty mouth of pop music.
1929 — Edward Dorn (d.1999) begins slinging guns. American
poet & teacher often associated with the Black Mountain poets.
Lived in the Pacific NW for some years, a mentor & supporter
of the musical group Devo.
1931 — Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou
Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1945 — Poet Anne Waldman lives. Part of the late Sixties poetry
scene in the East Village. She ran the St.Mark's Church Poetry Project, & gave exuberant, highly physical readings of her own work.
1952 — Anti-anti-anti-anti-anti-anti-anti. "The Anticoncept" is banned by the French film censorship commission.
1954 — Seamus O'Sheel (1886 — 1954) dies. Irish-American
1959 — US Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Rep.
Alexander Celia introduces bill for posthumous pardon for
the anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti to Massachusetts Legislature.
The petition is denied.
1965 — Ken Kesey busted for marijuana first time. We are
sure it is the last time, given its addictive qualities — or
Kesey would be a heroin junkie or Mall Rat by now.
1966 — Vietnam: 100,000 Vietnamese ingrates demonstrate
in Da Nang against U.S. & South Vietnamese governments.
1980 — US Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Jimmy
James Carter signs the "Windfall Profits Oil Tax".
1982 — Falkland Island "incident" begins — England &
Argentina attack in the Penguin Islands — the Penguins lose.
1982 — US Anti-Big Government Beloved & Respected
Comrade Leader Ronnie Reagan authorizes much broader
powers for the feds to hide/withhold information on citizens
on "national security" grounds.
1990 — England: Riots in 20 more prisons throughout
Great Britain, following Trafalgar Square & Strangeways.
1996 — Antonio Ortiz Ramirez (1907—1996) dies.
Member of the CNT in 1936 during the Spanish Revolution:
"Ortiz, General Without God Nor Master ".
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