Classics Calendar for May 6

Illustration from the first edition of
L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Sigmund Freud (1856; died September 23, 1939) Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis knwon for The Interpretation of Dreams; Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis; Totem and Taboo; Beyond the Pleasure Principle; The Ego and the Id; The Future of an Illusion; Civilization and Its Discontents; Moses and Monotheism

Inoue Yasushi (1907; died January 29, 1991) Japanese poet, essayist, short fiction writer, and novelist; Aru gisakka no shogai (The Counterfeiter); Wind and Waves; Tun-huang; Confucius; Shirobamba; Asunaro Monogatari; Ryoju; The Bullfight; The Roof Tile of Tempyo; Lou-Lan; The Flood

Randall Jarrell (1914; died October 14, 1965) American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist remembered for The Woman at the Washington Zoo, The Lost World, Pictures from an Institution, and other poems. US Poet Laureate (1956-1958).

Orson Welles (1915; died October 10, 1985) American filmmaker who made Citizen Kane; The Magnificent Ambersons; Macbeth; Othello; Touch of Evil; Academy Award (1941); Academy Honorary Award (1970)

Died on this day:

Henry David Thoreau (1862; born July 12, 1817) American writer; A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; Civil Disobedience; Walden; Walking

L. Frank Baum (1919; born May 15, 1856) American children's author; the Wizard of Oz series

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