Classics Calendar for July 13

Self-Portrait with Monkey by Frida Kahlo

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

John Clare (1793; died May 20, 1864) English poet; Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery; The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems

Isaac Babel (1894; died January 27, 1940) Russian journalist, playwright, and short story writer; Red Cavalry; Story of My Dovecote; Tales of Odessa

Died on this day:

Frida Kahlo (1954; born July 6, 1907) Mexican painter; Self-Portrait with Monkey

A. K. Ramanujan (1993; born March 16, 1929) Indian poet and critic who wrote the controversial essay "Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation"; remembered for Collected Poems

Nadine Gordimer (2014; born November 20, 1923) South African writer; The Conservationist; Burger's Daughter; July's People; Nobel Prize in Literature, (1991)

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