Classics Calendar for August 20

A sketch of the "cosmic entity" Cthulhu drawn by
H. P. Lovecraft in 1934. The character first appeared
in Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu" in 1928.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Paul Tillich (1886; died October 22, 1965) German-American theologian; Systematic Theology; Dynamics of Faith; The Courage to Be

H. P. Lovecraft (1890; died March 15, 1937) American author of science fiction; "The Call of Cthulhu"; The Shadow Out of Time; At the Mountains of Madness

Salvatore Quasimodo (1901; died June 14, 1968) Italian novelist and poet; Ed รจ subito sera (And Suddenly It Is Evening); Lirici Greci (Greek Poets); Giorno dopo giorno (Day After Day); Nobel Prize in Literature (1959)

Died on this day:

Bernard of Clairvaux (1153; born Unknown Date, 1090) French abbot and saint; Apologia ad Guillelmum (Apology to William of Saint-Thierry) on religious art; Liber ad milites templi de laude novae militiae (Book to the Knights of the Temple, in Praise of the New Knighthood); sermons

Elmore Leonard (2013; born October 11, 1925) American novelist and short story writer who wrote Hombre; Get Shorty; Raylan; "Three-Ten to Yuma"

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