Classics Calendar for March 22

John Wayne in the 1953 film Hondo,
based on a story by Louis L'Amour

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Louis L'Amour (1908; died June 10, 1988) American author of western novels; Hondo; the Sackett series; Shalako

Billy Collins (1941) American poet; The Art of Drowning; Picnic, Lightning; Poet Laureate of the USA (2001-2003)

Died on this day:

Jonathan Edwards (1758; born October 5, 1703) American Puritan preacher, philosopher, and theologian; "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"; Religious Affections

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1832; born August 28, 1749) German poet, playwright, novelist, science writer, and more, remembered especially for Faust; The Sorrows of Young Werther; Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

Thomas Hughes (1896; born October 20, 1822) English author who wrote Tom Brown's School Days

Bonus Classic:

The Mahavamsa (The Great Chronicle) (5th century) Sri Lankan non-canonical Buddhist text (history of Sri Lanka)

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