Classics Calendar for September 22

Irving Berlin's musical Annie Get Your
was based on the life of Annie Oakley

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Michael Faraday (1791; died August 25, 1867) British scientist focusing on physics (especially electromagnetism) and chemistry (especially electrochemistry)

Died on this day:

Ouyang Xiu (1072; born unknown date, 1007) Chinese essayist and poet; Zuiweng Tingji (An Account of the Old Drunkard's Pavilion) (one of "Eight Great Prose Masters of the Tang and Song")

Dogen Zenji (1253; born January 19, 1200) Japanese Buddhist monk and poet known for "Bendowa"; "Bussho"; "Genjokoan"; "Uji"

Irving Berlin (1989; born May 11, 1888) Russian-born American composer known for Annie Get Your Gun; Call Me Madam; "God Bless America"; "White Christmas"; "There's No Business Like Show Business"; "Easter Parade"; "Happy Holiday"

Bonus Classic:

Empedocles (c. 490-c. 430 BCE) pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who wrote Purifications; On Nature

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