Classics Calendar for July 23

D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation
was originally called The Clansman

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Coventry Patmore (1823; died November 26, 1896) English poet and critic who wrote The Unknown Eros and The Angel in the House

Koda Rohan (1867; died July 30, 1947) Japanese author; "Encounter with a Skull"; "The Icon of Liberty"; The Five-Storied Pagoda

Raymond Chandler (1888; died March 26, 1959) British-American crime novelist; created Philip Marlowe, and wrote The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The Little Sister; The Long Goodbye

Died on this day:

D. W. Griffith (1948; born January 22, 1875) American filmmaker; The Birth of a Nation; Intolerance

Donald Barthelme (1989; born April 7, 1931) American short story writer and novelist; Sixty Stories; Forty Stories; Snow White; The Dead Father

Eudora Welty (2001; born April 13, 1909) American short story writer and novelist; short story collections Music from Spain; The Golden Apples; novels The Robber Bridegroom; Delta Wedding; The Ponder Heart; The Shoe Bird; Losing Battles; The Optimist's Daughter; Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1973)

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