Classics Calendar for March 11

Arthur Dent (Simon Jones) watches his home
being demolished in the first episode of the six-
part 1981 television version of The Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Torquato Tasso (1544; died April 25, 1595) Italian poet; La Gerusalemme Liberata (Jerusalem Delivered)

Douglas Adams (1952; died May 11, 2001) English author, essayist, satirist, and playwright; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series; Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Bonus Classic:

Luo Guanzhong (c. 1330-1400 or c. 1280-1360) Chinese writer; Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguo Yanyi)

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