Classics Calendar for April 18

Detail of a woodcut believed to be from Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Here are today's milestones:

Died on this day:

John Foxe (1587; born c. 1516) English historian and martyrologist; Actes and Monuments (popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs)

Juan Valera (1905; born October 18, 1824) Spanish author known for Pepita Jimenez

Albert Einstein (1955; born March 14, 1879) German-American physicist; Relativity: the Special and General Theory; The Meaning of Relativity; "The World As I See It"; "My Views"; Nobel Prize in Physics (1921)

Bonus Classic:

The Holy Bible (New Testament) (c. 50-150) Middle Eastern collection of books; holy to Christianity and (less so) Islam

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