Classics Calendar for October 11

Timothy Olyphant starred in Justified, based on
Raylan and other stories by Elmore Leonard

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Elmore Leonard (1925; died August 20, 2013) American novelist and short story writer who wrote Hombre; Get Shorty; Raylan; "Three-Ten to Yuma"

Died on this day:

Ulrich Zwingli (1531; born January 1, 1484) Swiss Reform Theologian whose collected works are expected to fill 21 volumes; one work popular in English is The Christian Education of Youth

Thomas Wyatt (1542; born Unknown Date, 1503) English lyrical poet; the first English sonnets

Jean-Henri Fabre (1915; born December 22, 1823) French scientist who wrote works on insects, especially for younger readers

Taneda Santoka (1940; born December 3, 1882) Japanese poet; Somokuto (Grass and Tree Cairn); For All My Walking

Jean Cocteau (1963; born July 5, 1889) French writer, playwright, artist and filmmaker; novel Les Enfants Terribles; play The Infernal Machine; films Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus

Bonus Classic:

Apollonius of Perga (c. 262-c. 190 BCE) Greek mathematician and scientist known for the  Conic Sections

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