Classics Calendar for July 10

A painting in the series of Boulevard Montmartre
by Camille Pissarro

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

John Calvin (1509; died May 27, 1564) French theologian and pastor; The Institutes of the Christian Religion; Bible commentaries

Aphra Behn (1640; died April 16, 1689) British playwright, poet, and fiction writer; Oroonoko; The Rover; The Fair Jilt

Frederick Marryat (1792; died August 9, 1848) British novelist and naval officer; Mr. Midshipman Easy; The Children of the New Forest; The Phantom Ship

Camille Pissarro (1830; died November 13, 1903) Danish-French painter; Boulevard Montmartre cityscape series; Boulevard des Italians, Morning, Sunlight; Bather in the Woods

Marcel Proust (1871; died November 18, 1922) French novelist, critic, and essayist; best-known for À la recherche du temps perdu, (In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past)

Alice Munro (1931) Canadian short story writer; Runaway; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (or Away from Her); Dance Of The Happy Shades; Something I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You; Nobel Prize in Literature (2013)

Died on this day:

"Jelly Roll" Morton (1941; born October 20, 1890) American composer of "Jelly Roll Blues"; "King Porter Stomp"; "Wolverine Blues"; "Black Bottom Stomp"; "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say"

Sholem Asch (1957; born November 1, 1880) Polish-American Yiddish novelist, dramatist, and essayist; Three Cities; The Nazarene; The Apostle; Mary; Tales of My People (short stories)

Ibuse Masuji (1993; born February 15, 1898) Japanese author; Sanshouo (Salamander and Other Stories); Kuroi Ame (Black Rain); Jon Manjiro Hyoryuki (John Manjiro, the Cast-Away: His Life and Adventures)

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