Classics Calendar for June 8

Felled poplar trees; a similar scene inspired
Gerard Manley Hopkins's "Binsey Poplars."

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Robert Schumann (1810; died July 29, 1856) German composer; Carnaval; Symphonic Studies; Kinderszenen; Kreisleriana; the Fantasie in C

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867; died April 9, 1959) American architect; Fallingwater; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Taliesin; Taliesin West; Ennis House

Francis Crick (1916; died July 28, 2004) British biologist; Of Molecules and Men; What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery; The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search For The Soul; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1962)

Died on this day:

Muhammad (632; birthdate unknown) Arab messenger and prophet of Islam; received The Quran

Thomas Paine (1809; born February 9, 1737) English-American philosopher and activist; Common Sense; The American Crisis; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason

George Sand (1876; born July 1, 1804) French novelist; La Mare au Diable; La Petite Fadette; A Winter in Majorca; Indiana; Mauprat; Consuelo

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1889; born July 28, 1844) English poet; "Binsey Poplars"; "Pied Beauty"; "The Windhover"; The Wreck of the Deutschland

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