Classics Calendar for January 15

Nineteenth-century costume
design for Moliere's Tartuffe

Here are today's milestones:



Born on this day:

Moliere (1622; died February 17, 1673) French playwright; Le Misanthrop (The Misanthrope); L'├ęcole des Femmes (The School for Wives); Tartuffe; L'Avare (The Miser); Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid); and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman)



Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929; died April 4, 1968) American minister and activist; Stride Toward Freedom; Why We Can't Wait; The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.; "I Have a Dream" and "I've Been to the Mountaintop" (speeches); Nobel Peace Prize (1964)



Bonus Classic:

Yao Nai (1731-1815) Chinese scholar; Ascent of Mount Tai



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