Classics Calendar for August 6

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

François Fénelon (1651; died January 7, 1715) French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, and poet; Les Aventures de Télémaque (The Adventures of Telemachus)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809; died October 6, 1892) English poet who wrote Idylls of the King; "Ulysses"; "Tithonus"; "The Charge of the Light Brigade"; "Crossing the Bar"; Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland (1809–1892)

Andy Warhol (1928; died February 22, 1987) American artist; Campbell's Soup Cans; Marilyn Diptych

Piers Anthony (1934) English American author of science fiction; The Magic of Xanth series

Died on this day:

Dominic (1221; born August 8, 1170) Spanish saint and religious founder; traditional founder of the practice of the Rosary. "The Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic" are by another author; Dominic may have written the Constitutions of the Dominicans, and three letters.

Ben Jonson (1637; born June 11, 1572) English playwright and poet; Volpone; The Alchemist

Preston Sturges (1959; born August 29, 1898) American known for making sophisticated "screwball comedies," including The Great McGinty, The Lady Eve, Sullivan's Travels, The Palm Beach Story, and The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

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