On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1849

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • James Whitcomb Riley, American poet (Raggedy Man)

Famous Deaths

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), dies in Baltimore at 40