Classics Calendar for July 3

Cover of the first edition (in German) of
Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Franz Kafka (1883; died June 3, 1924) German-speaking Austro-Hungarian novelist and short story writer; Der Process (The Trial); Das Schloss (The Castle); "Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis"); Ein Hungerk√ľnstler (A Hunger Artist)

George M. Cohan (1878; died November 5, 1942) American composer, playwright, perfomer, and producer; "Over There", "Give My Regards to Broadway", "The Yankee Doodle Boy"; "You're a Grand Old Flag"

Tom Stoppard (1937) British playwright; Arcadia; The Coast of Utopia; Every Good Boy Deserves Favour; Professional Foul; The Real Thing; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Died on this day:

Joel Chandler Harris (1908; born December 9, 1848) American journalist and folklorist; the Uncle Remus series

Kees Boeke (1966; born September 25, 1884) Dutch educator who wrote Cosmic View; Powers of Ten

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