What Happened on October 7, 1849

Famous Birthdays

  • James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (The Raggedy Man), born in Greenfield, Indiana (d. 1916)

Famous Deaths

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

American writer, poet and critic (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), dies in Baltimore at 40

1849 Highlights

About October 7, 1849

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra