Classics Calendar for June 24

The real Mount Carmel, which serves as an allegorical
goal in the work of St. John of the Cross

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

John of the Cross (1542; died December 14, 1591) Spanish saint and mystic; Subida del Monte Carmelo (Ascent of Mount Carmel); La Noche Oscura del Alma (The Dark Night of the Soul); Cántico Espiritual (The Spiritual Canticle)

Ambrose Bierce (1842; died Unknown Date, c. 1914?) American journalist, short story writer, and satirist; "Chickamauga"; "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"; "The Death of Halpin Frayser"; "The Moonlit Road"; In the Midst of Life; The Devil's Dictionary

Died on this day:

Sarah Orne Jewett (1909; born September 3, 1849) American novelist, short story writer, and poet known for works set in the Northeast U.S. state of Maine, especially The Country of the Pointed Firs.

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