Classics Calendar for August 16

Cover of Ross Santee's memoir, Lost Pony Tracks

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Jean de la Bruyere (1645; died May 11, 1696) French philosopher; Les Caractères (Characters)

Ross Santee (1888; died June 28, 1965) American writer and illustrator; Lost Pony Tracks; Cowboy

Charles Bukowski (1920; died March 9, 1994) American poet, novelist, and short story writer; Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window; Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame; Notes of a Dirty Old Man (columns)

Died on this day:

Andrew Marvell (1678; born March 31, 1621) English poet; "To His Coy Mistress," "Upon Appleton House," and "The Garden"; Mr. Smirke; or The Divine in Mode

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1886; born February 18, 1836) Indian mystic and yogi; The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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