Classics Calendar for July 28

Illustration from Beatrix Potter's
The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844; died June 8, 1889) English poet; "Binsey Poplars"; "Pied Beauty"; "The Windhover"; The Wreck of the Deutschland

Louise Smith Clapp (1819; died February 11, 1906) American author; The Shirley Letters

Beatrix Potter (1866; died December 22, 1943) English natural scientist and children's author; The Tale of Peter Rabbit and others

Malcolm Lowry (1909; died June 26, 1957) English poet and novelist; Ultramarine; Under the Volcano; Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place; Lunar Caustic; Dark as the Grave wherein my Friend is Laid; October Ferry to Gabriola

John Ashbery (1927; died September 3, 2017) American poet; Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1976)

Died on this day:

Antonio Vivaldi (1741; born March 4, 1678) Italian composer; Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1750; born March 21, 1685) German composer; The Brandenburg Concertos; The Goldberg Variations; St. Matthew Passion; The Well-Tempered Clavier

Edogawa Ranpo (1965; born October 21, 1894) Japanese crime novelist and short story writer; "Private Detective Kogoro Akechi" series

Francis Crick (2004; born June 8, 1916) British biologist; Of Molecules and Men; What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery; The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search For The Soul; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1962)

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