Classics Calendar for June 5

Poster from François Truffaut's
1966 film version of Ray
Fahrenheit 451

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Pu Songling (1640; died February 25, 1715) Chinese writer; Liaozhai Zhiyi (Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio)

John Maynard Keynes (1883; died April 21, 1946) English economist; The Economic Consequences of the Peace; A Treatise on Probability; A Treatise on Money; The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

Ruth Benedict (1887; died September 17, 1948) American anthropologist known for Patterns of Culture; The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898; died August 19, 1936) Spanish poet and playwright; Romancero gitano (Gypsy Ballads); the Rural Trilogy (Blood Wedding; Yerma; The House of Bernarda Alba)

Died on this day:

Stephen Crane (1900; born November 1, 1871) American poet, novelist, and short story writer; The Red Badge of Courage; Maggie: A Girl of the Streets; "The Open Boat"; "The Blue Hotel"; "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky"; The Monster

O. Henry (1910; born September 11, 1862) American short story writer famous for with surprise endings, among the best-known "The Gift of the Magi"; "The Ransom of Red Chief"; and "The Cop and the Anthem"

Ray Bradbury (2012; born August 22, 1920) American science fiction writer; Fahrenheit 451; The Martian Chronicles; Something Wicked This Way Comes; "The Veldt"; "All Summer in a Day"; Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards (Letters) (2007)

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