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1849: Author and poet Edgar Allan Poe, best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, dies at the age of 40 in Baltimore, Md. He had been found delirious in a gutter four days earlier under mysterious circumstances and his exact cause of death remains a mystery. Some of his most famous works include the poem "The Raven" and the short stories "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Edgar Allen Poe dies, East Germany is born, "Cats" begins its domination of Broadway, "American Bandstand" goes off the air, and the U.S. invades Afghanistan, all on this day.
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