It happened on this day…January 29th

On this day in 1845 – Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first published; it appeared in the “New York Evening Mirror.”

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, 
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, 
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, 
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. 
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door – 
Only this, and nothing more.”

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