Classics Calendar for January 11

Cover to an edition of Aldo Leopold's
classic A Sand County Almanac

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Alexander Hamilton (1755 or 1757; died July 12, 1804) American statesman; co-author of The Federalist Papers

William James (1842; died August 26, 1910) American philosopher and psychologist known for The Principles of Psychology; The Varieties of Religious Experience

Aldo Leopold (1887; died April 21, 1948) American naturalist; A Sand County Almanac

Manfred Bennington Lee (1905; died April 3, 1971) American author of crime stories; half of a pair of cousins who together created the fictional character and equally-fictional writer "Ellery Queen." (His cousin's name was Daniel Nathan, pen named Frederic Dannay)

Died on this day:

Wu Jingzi (1754; born Unknown Date, 1701) Chinese author; Rulin Waishi (The Scholars; literally, The Unofficial History of the Forest [ie. World] of the Literati)

Thomas Hardy (1928; born June 2, 1840) English novelist and poet; Tess of the d'Urbervilles; Far from the Madding Crowd; Collected Poems; Jude the Obscure

Padraic Colum (1972; born December 8, 1881) Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, playwright, children's author, and folklorist; The Saxon Shillin'; The King of Ireland's Son; The Children's Homer; Children of Odin: Nordic Gods and Heroes; The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles

Bonus Classic:

Hypatia (c. 350/370-415) female Greek scholar in Alexandria, Roman-era Egypt; said to have been murdered by a Christian mob

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