Classics Calendar for September 10

This caricature of Darwin from Punch (1882) was
used as the cover illustration for Stephen Jay
first set of collected essays from Natural
History Magazine
, entitled Ever Since Darwin.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Charles Sanders Peirce (1839; died April 19, 1914) American philosopher, mathematician, and scientist known for logic, mathematics, philosophy, scientific methodology, and semiotics

Hilda Doolittle ("H.D.") (1886; died September 27, 1961) American poet, novelist, and memoirist known for poems composed of clear, sharp imagery

Mary Oliver (1935; died January 17, 2019) American poet known for looking deeply into nature; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1984)

Stephen Jay Gould (1941; died May 20, 2002) American scientist and historian of science who wrote Ontogeny and Phylogeny; Ever Since Darwin and other collections of essays from Natural History Magazine; Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History; The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox; Punctuated Equilibrium

Died on this day:

Al-Hariri of Basra (1122; born unknown date, 1054) Arab poet and scholar; Maqamat al-Hariri (The Assemblies of al-Hariri)

Mary Wollstonecraft (1797; born April 27, 1759) English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights; known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Bonus Classic:

Hesiod (between 750 and 650 BCE) Greek poet who wrote Theogony (about the births of the gods) and Works and Days (on agriculture)

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