Classics Calendar for August 8

Jody (Claude Jarman, Jr.) his parents (Gregory
Peck, Jane Wyman), and of course The Yearling
in a 1946 film adaptation of the book
by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Dominic (1170; died August 6, 1221) 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.

Sara Teasdale (1884; died January 29, 1933) American poet known for Flame and Shadow; Love Songs; Pulitzer: Special Citation (Letters, 1918)

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896; died December 14, 1953) American author; "Young Adult" novels The Yearling; The Secret River; autobiography Cross Creek; Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1939)

Died on this day:

Ueda Akinari (1809; born July 25, 1734) Japanese author; Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Rain and the Moon); Harusame Monogatari (Tales of Spring Rain)

Shirley Jackson (1965; born December 14, 1916) American novelist and short story writer; The Haunting of Hill House; "Charles"; "The Lottery"

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