Classics Calendar for October 1

I couldn't agree more with Fern: It's unfair
for Mr. Arable to kill Wilbur, the "runt,"
in Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Paul Dukas (1865; died May 17, 1935) French composer who wrote L'Apprenti Sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)

Died on this day:

Pierre Corneille (1684; born June 6, 1606) French playwright ranked with Molière and Racine. Remembered especially for The Cid; Polyeucte; Nicomède; Horace; Cinna; and Rodogune

E. B. White (1985; born July 11, 1899) American writer best known for The Elements of Style (with William Strunk); and children's books Charlotte's Web; Stuart Little; The Trumpet of the Swan

Bonus Classic:

Plato (428/427 or 424/423-348/347 BCE) Greek philosopher; Apology; Crito; Phaedo; approximately 30 in all

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