Classics Calendar for May 5

The Luck of Roaring Camp, by artist Henry
Bacon, based on the story by Bret Harte

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Soren Kierkegaard (1813; died November 11, 1855) Danish philosopher and theologian; Either/Or; Fear and Trembling; The Sickness Unto Death

Karl Marx (1818; died March 14, 1883) German philosopher; The Communist Manifesto (with Friedrich Engels); Das Kapital

Died on this day:

Bret Harte (1902; born August 25, 1836) American writer of short stories ("The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "The Luck of Roaring Camp") and poetry

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