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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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edgar allan poe

Happy birthday Edgar Allan Poe, born on this day in 1809. 
Two fun facts:
NFL team Baltimore Ravens take their name from the Poe's famous poem.  Every year on this day, the famous Poe Toaster shows up at Poe's grave site in Baltimore.
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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, 
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— 
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, 
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. 
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door— 
            Only this and nothing more.” 
-first stanza from The Raven

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