Classics Calendar for January 21

Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison), Mark Antony (Richard Burton),
and Elizabeth Taylor as Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra

Here are today's milestones:

Died on this day:

Vladimir Lenin (1924; born April 22, 1870) Russian revolutionary and political theorist; State and Revolution; Imperialism

George Orwell (1950; born June 25, 1903) English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic; Animal Farm; Nineteen Eighty-Four

Cecil B. DeMille (1959; born August 12, 1881) American filmmaker; silent movies The Squaw Man; The Trail of the Lonesome Pine; "talkies" Cleopatra; The Plainsman; "epics" Samson and Delilah; The Greatest Show on Earth (Academy Award, 1953); The Ten Commandments

Bonus Classic:

Pliny the Younger (61-c. 113) Roman author who wrote Letters

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