Classics Calendar for June 14

Little Eva and Uncle Tom from Harriet Beecher Stowe's
Uncle Tom's Cabin; detail of a painting by Edwin Longsden Long

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811; died July 1, 1896) American writer and activist; Uncle Tom's Cabin

Died on this day:

Edward FitzGerald (1883; born March 31, 1809) English poet; The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Max Weber (1920; born April 21, 1864) German sociologist and philosopher; The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism; The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism; The Religion of India: The Sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism; Ancient Judaism; Economy and Society

Mary Cassatt (1926; born May 22, 1844) American painter; The Boating Party; Two Women Throwing Flowers During Carnival; Spanish Dancer Wearing a Lace Mantilla; Little Girl in a Blue Armchair; The Child's Bath

G. K. Chesterton (1936; born May 29, 1874) 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

Gertrude Atherton (1948; born October 30, 1857) American author; Black Oxen; The Splendid Idle Forties

Salvatore Quasimodo (1968; born August 20, 1901) Italian novelist and poet; Ed รจ subito sera (And Suddenly It Is Evening); Lirici Greci (Greek Poets); Giorno dopo giorno (Day After Day); Nobel Prize in Literature (1959)

Jorge Luis Borges (1986; born August 24, 1899) Argentine writer of short stories and essays, including A Universal History of Infamy, The Garden of Forking Paths, and Labyrinths

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