Classics Calendar for April 12

Cover of The Mouse and the
by Beverly Cleary

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Francisco Garces (1738; died July 18, 1781) Pioneering Spanish Franciscan missionary and explorer of Sonora and Baja California, Mexico, and Arizona and California, USA. Left a Diary after being killed in an Indian uprising near present-day Yuma, Arizona.

Beverly Cleary (1916; died March 25, 2021) American author of children's literature; Henry Huggins series; Ramona series; The Mouse and the Motorcycle; Dear Mr. Henshaw

Bonus Classic:

Yuan Liaofan (c. 1550-????) Chinese writer; Liao Fan Si Xun (Liao-Fan's Four Lessons)

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