Classics Calendar for June 20

The first act of the 1881 premiere of Les contes d'Hoffmann
(The Tales of Hoffmann), an opera by Jacques Offenbach,
based on the works of E. T. A. Hoffmann

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Jacques Offenbach (1819; died October 5, 1880) French composer who wrote Les Contes d'Hoffmann; (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Lillian Hellman (1905; died June 30, 1984) American playwright; Toys in the Attic; Another Part of the Forest; The Children's Hour; The Little Foxes

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