Classics Calendar for September 4

Cover of the first edition of The
Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Richard Wright (1908; died November 28, 1960) American writer known for Native Son; Black Boy; others

Died on this day:

Robert Glass Cleland (1957; born February 19, 1885) American historian; The Cattle on a Thousand Hills

Albert Schweitzer (1965; born January 14, 1875) French-German theologian and physician known for missionary work; winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Edvard Grieg (1907; born June 15, 1843) Norwegian composer known for the Peer Gynt Suite

Margery Williams (1944; born July 22, 1881) English-American author known for children's books, including The Velveteen Rabbit

Bonus Classic:

The Bible, "Old Testament" (c. 8th-3rd century BCE), more correctly "The Hebrew Scriptures," a collection of 39 books (in the Protestant version) detailing God's relationship with the Israelites. Includes mythology, history, poetry, wisdom literature, and prophecy (admonition).

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