Classics Calendar for July 9

Storming of The Bastile by Jean-Pierre Houël, an act reflected on
by Edmund Burke in his Reflections on the Revolution in France

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Franz Boas (1858; died December 21, 1942) German-American anthropologist; The Mind of Primitive Man; Folk-tales of Salishan and Sahaptin Tribes

Died on this day:

Edmund Burke (1797; born January 12, 1729) Irish philosopher; On the Sublime and Beautiful; Reflections on the Revolution in France

Loren Eiseley (1977; born September 3, 1907) American anthropologist and science writer known for The Immense Journey, Darwin's Century, and The Unexpected Universe

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