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.
- 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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