Classics Calendar for October 28

Charles Ryder (Jeremy Irons) and Sebastian Flyte
(Anthony Andrews) in the 1981 TV serialization
of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Evelyn Waugh (1903; died April 10, 1966) English writer of novels, biographies and travel books who wrote Decline and Fall; A Handful of Dust; Brideshead Revisited; Sword of Honour (trilogy)

Died on this day:

John Locke (1704; born August 29, 1632) English philosopher Of Civil Government; Some Thoughts Concerning Education

Ted Hughes (1998; born August 17, 1930) English poet and children's writer who wrote poems The Hawk in the Rain; Crow; Birthday Letters; prose Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being; for children The Iron Man (The Iron Giant); Poet Laureate of the UK (1984-1998)

Bonus Classic:

Harsha (c. 590–647) Indian king and playwright who wrote Nagananda (Joy of the Serpents), which tells how prince Jimutavahana offers his own body to stop a sacrifice of serpents (Nagas) to the divine Garuda (a large, mythical bird who is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu)

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