Classics Calendar for September 10

This caricature of Darwin from Punch (1882) was
used as the cover illustration for Stephen Jay
Gould's
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 - ) 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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