Classics Calendar for July 16

Mrs. Siddons As the Tragic
by Joshua Reynolds

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Joshua Reynolds (1723; died February 23, 1792) English painter; Edward Cornwallis; James Boswell; Age of Innocence; Mrs. Siddons As the Tragic Muse

Tony Kushner (1956) American playwright and screenwriter best known for his Pulitzer-Prize winning play (1993) Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. He also co-authored the screenplay for Munich (2005) and wrote the screenplay for Lincoln (2012).

Died on this day:

Hilaire Belloc (1953; born July 27, 1870) Anglo-French poet, writer, and historian; Cautionary Tales for Children; The Servile State; Europe and Faith; The Jews

John P. Marquand (1960; born November 10, 1893) American writer; best known for his spy stories with the stereotyped Asian character "Mr. Moto"; The Late George Apley; Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, (1938)

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