Classics Calendar for May 29

The "Three Little Maids from School" in an
1885 production of W. S. Gilbert's The Mikado

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

G. K. Chesterton (1874; died June 14, 1936) English poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, lay theologian, biographer, and critic; novels The Napoleon of Notting Hill and The Man Who Was Thursday; the Father Brown stories; theological works Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man

Oswald Spengler (1880; died May 8, 1936) German historian and philosopher; The Decline of the West

T. H. White (1906; died January 17, 1964) English novelist; The Once and Future King; (four parts: The Sword in the Stone; The Queen of Air and Darkness; The Ill-Made Knight; The Candle in the Wind); The Book of Beasts; The Book of Merlyn

Died on this day:

W. S. Gilbert (1911; born November 18, 1836) English dramatist and poet; with Arthur Sullivan, The Mikado; H.M.S. Pinafore; The Pirates of Penzance

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