Classics Calendar for August 21

The Climax from Aubrey Beardsley's
collection of illustrations of
Oscar Wilde's play Salome.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Francis de Sales (1567; died December 28, 1622) French Bishop (of Geneva) and saint; An Introduction to the Devout Life; The Treatise on the Love of God

Aubrey Beardsley (1872; died March 16, 1898) English illustrator and essayist; illustrations for Salome; Lysistrata; Morte d'Arthur; Volpone; essays in Under the Hill

Count Basie (1904; died April 26, 1984) American performer; "One O'Clock Jump"; "April in Paris"; "Everyday (I Have the Blues)"; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)

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