Classics Calendar for July 21

A mouse's nest, like the one whose destruction is
described in Robert Burns's "To a Mouse, on Turning
Her Up in Her Nest With the Plough, November, 1785"

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Hart Crane (1899; died April 27, 1932) American poet; White Buildings; The Bridge

Ernest Hemingway (1899; died July 2, 1961) American novelist, short story writer, and journalist; novels The Sun Also Rises; A Farewell to Arms; For Whom the Bell Tolls; The Old Man and the Sea; non-fiction Death in the Afternoon; Green Hills of Africa; short stories "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"; "Fifty Grand"; "Hills Like White Elephants"; "The Killers"; "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"; "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"; Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1953); Nobel Prize in Literature (1954)

Marshall McLuhan (1911; died December 31, 1980) Canadian philosopher; The Mechanical Bride; The Gutenberg Galaxy; Understanding Media; The Medium is the Massage; War and Peace in the Global Village; From Cliché to Archetype

Died on this day:

Peter Lombard (1160; born Unknown Date, 1100) French bishop (of Paris) and theologian; Libri Quattuor Sententiarum (The Four Books of Sentences)

Robert Burns (1796; born January 25, 1759) Scottish poet; "Auld Lang Syne"; "To a Mouse"; "A Man's a Man for A' That"; "Scots Wha Hae"; "Tam O'Shanter"

E. L. Doctorow (2015; born January 6, 1931) American novelist; The Book of Daniel; Ragtime; World's Fair; Billy Bathgate; The March; Homer & Langley

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