Classics Calendar for May 10

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Karl Barth (1886; died December 10, 1968) Swiss theologian; The Epistle to the Romans; Church Dogmatics

Died on this day:

George Vancouver (1798; born June 22, 1757) English naval officer; A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World

Hokusai (1849; born October 31, 1760) Japanese artist; Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, including "The Great Wave off Kanagawa"

Futabatei Shimei (1909; born April 4, 1864) Japanese author and critic; Ukigumo (Drifting Clouds)

Walker Percy (1990; born May 28, 1916) American novelist and essayist; The Moviegoer; The Second Coming

Shel Silverstein (1999; born September 25, 1930) American poet, songwriter, and children's author who wrote Where the Sidewalk Ends; The Giving Tree

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