Classics Calendar for June 2

Movie poster from a 1979 film adaptation
of Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Thomas Hardy (1840; died January 11, 1928) English novelist and poet; Tess of the d'Urbervilles; Far from the Madding Crowd; Collected Poems; Jude the Obscure

Died on this day:

John Erskine (1951; born October 5, 1879) American educator and author who wrote "The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent"

Andrew Russell Forsyth (1942; born June 18, 1858) British mathematician known for lecture "Mathematics, in Life and Thought"; mammoth six-volume Theory of Differential Equations, among many other sleep-inducing tomes

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