Classics Calendar for November 6

Uniforms of the United States Marine Band; John Philip
Sousa was a member or director for nearly 20 years.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Thomas Kyd (1558; died August 15, 1594) English playwright; The Spanish Tragedy; King Leir; Arden of Faversham; Edward III

Jonas Lie (1833; died July 5, 1908) Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright who wrote The Family at Gilje and One of Life’s Slaves; with Ibsen, Bjørnson, and Kielland, one of Norway's "Four Greats."

John Philip Sousa (1854; died March 6, 1932) American composer; "The Stars and Stripes Forever"; "Semper Fidelis"; "The Liberty Bell"; "The Thunderer"; "The Washington Post"

James Jones (1921; died May 9, 1977) American novelist; From Here to Eternity; Some Came Running; The Thin Red Line

Died on this day:

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1893; born May 7, 1840) Russian composer; Swan Lake; Eugene Onegin; Marche Slave; Capriccio Italien in A; 1812 Overture; The Sleeping Beauty; The Nutcracker

Bonus Classic:

The Nag Hammadi Texts (3rd-4th centuries) Middle Eastern collection of Gnostic texts (includes the Gospel of Thomas)

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