Classics Calendar for June 27

Both Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft received
Academy Awards for playing Helen Keller
and her tutor Anne Sullivan in the 1962 film version of
The Miracle Worker, based on Keller's The Story of My Life

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Lafcadio Hearn (1850; died September 26, 1904) International writer; In Japan: Kwaidan; Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan; Kokoro; Gleanings in Buddha-Fields; In Ghostly Japan; New Orleans work includes: Gombo Zhèbes: Little Dictionary of Creole Proverbs; La Cuisine Créole; Chita: A Memory of Last Island

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872; died February 9, 1906) American poet, novelist, and playwright; The Heart of Happy Hollow: A Collection of Stories; The Uncalled: A Novel; The Sport of the Gods; The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar; The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories

Helen Keller (1880; died June 1, 1968) American author and activist; The Story of My Life; Light in My Darkness

Died on this day:

Cyril of Alexandria (444; born 378) Greek Patriarch (of Alexandria) and Church Father; Commentaries on the Old Testament, and On St. John's Gospel; Dialogues on the Trinity; numerous Christological works

Giorgio Vasari (1574; born July 30, 1511) Italian painter and biographer; Lives of the Artists, especially "Leonardo da Vinci" and "Michelangelo"

Eugene Manlove Rhodes (1934; born January 19, 1869) American writer; Paso por Aqui

Shelby Foote (2005; born November 17, 1916) American historian and novelist; The Civil War: A Narrative; numerous Ken Burns specials

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