Classics Calendar for February 22

A 1948 production at Shimer College of The King's
with a libretto by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Here are today's milestones:

Born this on day:

George Washington (1732; died December 14, 1799) American statesman; "First" and "Second Inaugural Addresses"; "Thanksgiving Proclamation"; "Newburgh Address"; "Farewell Address"

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788; died September 21, 1860) German philosopher best known for The World as Will and Representation

James Russell Lowell (1819; died August 12, 1891) American poet, critic, and editor; A Fable for Critics; The Biglow Papers

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892; died October 19, 1950) American poet and playwright; A Few Figs From Thistles; Second April; "Euclid Alone has Looked on Beauty Bare"; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1923)

Ishmael Reed (1938) American poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright; Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down; Mumbo Jumbo; The Last Days of Louisiana Red; Flight to Canada

Died this on day:

Charles Lyell (1875; born November 14, 1797) English geologist; Principles of Geology; Elements of Geology; Antiquity of Man

Andy Warhol (1987; born August 6, 1928) American artist; Campbell's Soup Cans; Marilyn Diptych

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (2021; born March 24, 1919) American poet; A Coney Island of the Mind

Bonus Classic:

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch (c. 35-c. 108) Church Father who wrote seven Letters

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