Classics Calendar for August 7

Illustration from Charles Warren
A Trip to Hawaii

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Charles Warren Stoddard (1843; died April 23, 1909) American author and editor; South-Sea Idyls; Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska; In the Footprints of the Padres; Summer Cruising in the South Seas

Died on this day:

Rabindranath Tagore (1941; born May 7, 1861) Indian (Bengali) polymath; Sadhana; The Realization of Life; Gitanjali; Gora; Ghare-Baire; Rabindra Sangeet; Nobel Prize in Literature (1913)

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