Classics Calendar for July 7

Vintage view of Taos Pueblo, the goal of the trek chronicled
by Lewis H. Garrard in Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Gustav Mahler (1860; died May 18, 1911) Austrian composer; Das Lied von der Erde; nine complete symphonies

George Cukor (1899; died January 24, 1983) American filmmaker; The Philadelphia Story; Gaslight; Adam's Rib; A Star Is Born; My Fair Lady (for which he won an Oscar)

Robert A. Heinlein (1907; died May 8, 1988) American author of science fiction; Stranger in a Strange Land; The Moon is a Harsh Mistress; Starship Troopers; Time Enough for Love

Died on this day:

Kanze Nobumitsu (1516; born Unknown Date, 1435) Japanese Noh playwright; Ataka (Safe Harbor?); Momijigari (Maple Viewing); Dojoji (Dojo Temple); Funa Benkei (Benkei in a Boat); Rashomon (The Demon of the Rasho Gate)

Richard Sheridan (1816; born October 30, 1751) Irish satirical playwright and poet; The School for Scandal; The Rivals; The Duenna; A Trip to Scarborough

Lewis H. Garrard (1887; born June 15, 1829) American adventurer who wrote Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail

Arthur Conan Doyle (1930; born May 22, 1859) Scottish writer; creator of Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger

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