Classics Calendar for December 13

A choir of angels in the 1936 film version of
Marc Connelly's play The Green Pastures

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Heinrich Heine (1797; died February 17, 1856) German poet; Buch der Lieder (Book of Songs); Reisebilder (Travel Pictures); Deutschland: Ein Wintermärchen (Germany: A Winter's Tale); Atta Troll: Ein Sommernachtstraum (Atta Troll: A Midsummer Night's Dream); Romanzero (a collection)

Marc Connelly (1890; died December 21, 1980) American playwright; The Green Pastures; Tall Story; Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1930)

Ross Macdonald (1915; died July 11, 1983) American-Canadian author of crime stories; the Lew Archer series

Died on this day:

Maimonides (1204; born Unknown Date, 1135) medieval Jewish philosopher; The Guide for the Perplexed; "Oath of Maimonides"

Samuel Johnson (1784; born September 18, 1709) English man of letters known for A Dictionary of the English Language; annotated Plays of William Shakespeare; The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia; A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland; Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

Bonus Classic:

Gregory of Nyssa (335-394) Greek-speaking Cappadocian theologian and Church Father; sermons, homilies, letters; Life of Moses

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