Classics Calendar for August 13

Actor Rod Taylor as "the Time Traveller" in the 1960
film version of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Alfred Hitchcock (1899; died April 29, 1980) English-American filmmaker; Notorious; Rear Window; Vertigo; North by Northwest; Psycho; numerous Academy Awards

Died on this day:

Jeremy Taylor (1667; born August 15, 1613) English cleric; Holy Living and Holy Dying

Eugene Delacroix (1863; born April 26, 1798) French painter; Massacre at Chios; Greece Expiring on the Ruins of Missolonghi; Liberty Leading the People

Mary Hunter Austin (1934; born September 9, 1868) American writer; The Land of Little Rain; The Land of Journeys' Ending

H. G. Wells (1946; born September 21, 1866) English novelist who wrote The Time Machine; The Invisible Man; The War of the Worlds; The Island of Doctor Moreau

Mabel Dodge Luhan (1962; born February 26, 1879) American writer and patron; Edge of the Taos Desert; Winter in Taos

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