Classics Calendar for January 9

A scene from Karel Capek's 1921 play,
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Karel Capek (1890; died December 25, 1938) Czech playwright and novelist; novel War with the Newts; play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

Simone de Beauvoir (1908; died April 14, 1986) French novelist and philosopher; She Came to Stay; The Second Sex; Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

Died on this day:

Katherine Mansfield (1923; born October 14, 1888) New Zealand short story writer; The Garden Party: and Other Stories; The Aloe

Bonus Classic

Jayadeva (12th century) Indian poet; Gita Govinda, depicting the love of Krishna for Radha

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