Classics Calendar for September 2

Poster for the Peter Jackson film series based
on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Here are today's milestones:

Died on this day:

Henri Rousseau (1910; born May 21, 1844) French painter; Post-Impressionist painting, especially primitive-looking jungley ones

J. R. R. Tolkien (1973; born January 3, 1892) English author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Frederik Pohl (2013; born November 26, 1919) American author of science fiction; Gateway; Man Plus; Jem

Bonus Classic:

Justin Martyr (100-165) Greek-speaking Roman apologist for Christianity; a Church Father who "consummated [his] martyrdom" by being beheaded; First Apology; the Dialogue with Trypho; On The Resurrection

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