English classical scholar and poet A. E. Housman born

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“The Children’s Poet” James Whitcomb Riley born

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Irish wit and author Oscar Wilde born

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Modernist Journals Project

The MJP is a multi-faceted project that studies modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The project has a chronological range of 1890 to 1922 and a geographical range that includes wherever English language periodicals were published. The MJP also offers a range of genres that extends to the digital publication of books directly connected to modernist periodicals and other supporting materials for periodical study.

Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra born (probable date)

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American poet Elinor Wylie born

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Greek poet Pindar born

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Roman poet Virgil born

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Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives aims to inspire people to come together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life.

Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz born

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