Classics Calendar for July 6

Marc Chagall's The Circus Horse

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Marc Chagall (1887; died March 28, 1985) Russian-French artist; I and the Village; Adam and Eve; The Fiddler; Bouquet with Flying Lovers; Bella with White Collar; The Circus Horse; The Father

Frida Kahlo (1907; died July 13, 1954) Mexican painter; Self-Portrait with Monkey

Died on this day:

Ludovico Ariosto (1533; born September 8, 1474) Italian poet known for Orlando Furioso

Thomas More (1535; born February 7, 1478) English author and statesman; Utopia; History of King Richard III

Guy de Maupassant (1893; born August 5, 1850) French short story writer, novelist, and poet; "Boule de Suif"; "The Necklace"; "The Piece of String"; "Two Friends"

Kenneth Grahame (1932; born March 8, 1859) British writer; The Wind in the Willows; The Reluctant Dragon

William Faulkner (1962; born September 25, 1897) American novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, and essayist whose novels include The Sound and the Fury; As I Lay Dying; Light in August; Absalom, Absalom!; A Rose for Emily; Nobel Prize in Literature (1949); two Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction (1955, 1963)

Louis Armstrong (1971; born August 4, 1901) American performer; trumpet, singer ("scat" vocals); "When The Saints Go Marching In"; "Ain't Misbehavin'"; "Stompin' at the Savoy"; "Hello, Dolly!"; "What a Wonderful World"; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1972)

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