Classics Calendar for October 7

Illustration of a raven like the one that visits
Poe's protagonist, from The Rev. Gilbert White's
The Natural History of Selborne (1879)

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Niels Bohr (1885; died November 18, 1962) Danish physicist known for Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge; Philosophical Writings of Niels Bohr series; Nobel Prize in Physics (1922)

Thomas Keneally (1935) Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist known for novels Schindler's Ark (which became the film Schindler's List) and The Playmaker

Died on this day:

John Woolman (1772; born October 19, 1720) American Quaker famous for The Journal

Edgar Allan Poe (1849; born January 19, 1809) American poet and short story writer; short stories "The Cask of Amontillado"; "The Fall of the House of Usher"; "The Masque of the Red Death"; "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"; "The Pit and the Pendulum"; "The Purloined Letter"; "The Tell-Tale Heart"; poems "Annabel Lee"; "Eldorado"; "To Helen"; "The Raven"

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1894; born August 29, 1809) American poet and author who wrote The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table

Bonus Classic:

Kalidasa (5th century) Indian Sanskrit poet and playwright; Cloud Messenger; Shakuntala; Kumarasambhava

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