Classics Calendar for September 1

Dust-jacket illustration of Tarzan of the
, first book in the Tarzan series
by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Inazo Nitobe (1862; died October 15, 1933) Japanese author and educator; Bushido: The Soul of Japan

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875; died March 19, 1950) American pulp writer; writing "pulp fiction," most famously Tarzan, John Carter, Pellucidar, and other series

Died on this day:

Richard Steele (1729; born March 12, 1672) Irish writer; with Joseph Addison, published The Tatler and The Spectator

Bonus Classic:

Ferdowsi (c. 940-c. 1020) Persian poet; wrote the Shahnameh (Book of Kings), the national epic of Greater Iran

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