Classics Calendar for June 7

Detail from Where Do We Come From? What Are We?
Where Are We Going?
by Paul Gauguin

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Paul Gauguin (1848; died May 8, 1903) French painter; Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?; The Yellow Christ; Vision After the Sermon; Spirit of the Dead Watching; Two Tahitian Women

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917; died December 3, 2000) American poet; A Street in Bronzeville; Annie Allen; Winnie; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1950)

Died on this day:

John Aubrey (1697; born March 12, 1626) English natural philosopher (scientist); Brief Lives; Monumenta Britannica

E. M. Forster (1970; born January 1, 1879) English novelist, short story writer, and essayist; novels A Passage to India; Howards End; A Room with a View; stories "The Machine Stops"; "The Other Side of the Hedge"; "The Life to Come"; "The Classical Annex"; "The Other Boat"

Henry Miller (1980; born December 26, 1891) American writer; Tropic of Cancer; Black Spring; Tropic of Capricorn; The Colossus of Maroussi; The Rosy Crucifixion (Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus)

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