Classics Calendar for December 14

The 1963 film The Haunting was an adaptation
of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House;
Ettington Park was used for the exteriors

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Shirley Jackson (1916; died August 8, 1965) American novelist and short story writer; The Haunting of Hill House; "Charles"; "The Lottery"

Died on this day:

John of the Cross (1591; born June 24, 1542) Spanish saint and mystic; Subida del Monte Carmelo (Ascent of Mount Carmel); La Noche Oscura del Alma (The Dark Night of the Soul); Cántico Espiritual (The Spiritual Canticle)

George Washington (1799; born February 22, 1732) American statesman; "First" and "Second Inaugural Addresses"; "Thanksgiving Proclamation"; "Newburgh Address"; "Farewell Address"

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1953; born August 8, 1896) American author; "Young Adult" novels The Yearling; The Secret River; autobiography Cross Creek; Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1939)

Bonus Classic:

"The Pearl Poet" (late 14th century) English poet, thought to have written Pearl, Patience, and Cleanness, as well as Sir Gawain

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