Classics Calendar for September 18

The cover of my copy of J. Frank Dobie's
Coronado's Children looks like this.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Samuel Johnson (1709; died December 13, 1784) English man of letters known for A Dictionary of the English Language; annotated Plays of William Shakespeare; The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia; A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland; Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

Died on this day:

Stewart Edward White (1946; born March 12, 1873) American writer, novelist, and spiritualist who wrote Arizona Nights

Sean O'Casey (1964; born March 30, 1880) Irish playwright known for The Shadow of a Gunman; Juno and the Paycock; The Plough and the Stars; Red Roses for Me

William Hazlitt (1830; born April 10, 1778) English writer and critic known for Characters of Shakespear's Plays; Table-Talk; The Spirit of the Age: Or, Contemporary Portraits

Leonhard Euler (1783; born April 15, 1707) Swiss mathematician and scientist known for Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie (Letters to a German Princess, On Different Subjects in Physics and Philosophy); science and math texts

J. Frank Dobie (1964; born September 26, 1888) American folklorist known for Coronado's Children

Katherine Anne Porter (1980; born May 15, 1890) American short story writer and novelist known for novel Ship of Fools; short story collection The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, especially "Flowering Judas," "Theft," "Magic"

George MacDonald (1905; born December 10, 1824) Scottish writer and cleric known for Lilith; Phantastes; David Elginbrod; The Princess and the Goblin; At the Back of the North Wind

Bonus Classic:

Aeschylus (c. 525/524-c. 456/455 BCE) Greek tragic playwright; The Oresteia (Agamemnon; The Choephoroe; The Eumenides)

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