The Raven – Today In Southern History

29 January 1845 

On this date in 1845… 

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” was first published in the New York Evening Mirror. American literature has never been the same since.

Other Years:

  • 1802 – John Beckley of Virginia was appointed first Librarian of Congress.
  • 1832 – Folsom’s band of Choctaw reached the Kiamichi River region of Indian Territory. 
  • 1834 – US President Andrew Jackson ordered first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute on the Chesepeake and Ohio Canal.
  • 1850 – Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky proposed the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
  • 1872 – Francis L. Cardoza was elected State Treasurer of South Carolina.
  • 1964 – In Louisiana, Grand Avenue High School of DeQuincy, Louisiana defeated Audrey Memorial High School of Cameron, Louisiana and posted sports history’s most lopsided high-school basketball score, 211-29.

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