Classics Calendar for March 2

Cover of The Cat in the Hat, the
most famous book by Dr. Seuss

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Sholom Aleichem (1859; died May 13, 1916) Russian/Ukrainian author and playwright; stories of Tevye the Dairyman: Tevye's Daughter; Adventures of Mottel; The Old Country

Dr. Seuss (1904; died September 24, 1991) American writer and illustrator of popular children's books including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street; If I Ran the Zoo; Horton Hears a Who!; If I Ran the Circus; The Cat in the Hat; How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; Green Eggs and Ham; also received a special Pulitzer Prize (1984); two Academy Awards

Died on this day:

John Wesley (1791; born June 17, 1703) English Anglican cleric and theologian; Notes on the New Testament; sermons

D.H. Lawrence (1930; born September 11, 1885) English writer known for novels Sons and Lovers; Women in Love; Lady Chatterley's Lover; short stories "The Prussian Officer"; "The Rocking-Horse Winner"

Philip K. Dick (1982; born December 16, 1928) American author of science fiction; Ubik; Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; The Man in the High Castle; A Scanner Darkly; Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said; the VALIS trilogy (VALIS; The Divine Invasion; The Transmigration of Timothy Archer); "Second Variety"

Bonus Classic:

Sei Shonagon (c. 966-1017/1025) Japanese court lady who wrote Makura no Soshi (The Pillow Book), observations on life at court

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