Classics Calendar for June 22

Richard Chamberlain as tough-guy Allan Quatermain
in arguably the worst of the five screen adaptations
of H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines (1985)

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

George Vancouver (1757; died May 10, 1798) English naval officer; A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World

H. Rider Haggard (1856; died May 14, 1925) English adventure novelist; King Solomon's Mines; the Allan Quatermain Series; She

Died on this day:

Walter de la Mare (1956; born April 25, 1873) English poet, short story writer and novelist; novel Memoirs of a Midget; Collected Stories for Children; Eight Tales (some of them ghost stories); poem "The Listeners"

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