Classics Calendar for August 23

Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown, Illinois, is said to be the
inspiration for Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Edgar Lee Masters (1868; died March 5, 1950) American poet, biographer, and dramatist; Spoon River Anthology and others

Died on this day:

Fray Luis de León (1591; born Unknown Date, 1527) Spanish poet, monk, and theologian; La Perfecta Casada (The Perfect Wife); De los Nombres de Cristo (The Names of Christ); Bible commentaries and poems

Liu E (1909; born October 18, 1857) Chinese novelist who wrote Lao Can Youji (The Travels of Lao Can)

Sidney Howard (1939; born June 26, 1891) American playwright; They Knew What They Wanted which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1925; Academy Award (Gone with the Wind, 1940)

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