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What Happened on January 19, 1809

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Person of interestEdgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1849)


1809 Highlights

About January 19, 1809

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 212 years
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn