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TODAY - Jan 19, 2020

Thought of the Day

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Today's Birthday

Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee Soldier, American(1807)

An American general and Commander-in-chief of the Confederates in the civil war.

Henry Bessemer
Henry Bessemer Engineer, English(1813)

An English engineer who invented the first process for producing steel cheaply.

Paul Cezanne
Paul Cezanne Artist, French(1839)

A French post-Impressionist painter.

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton Singer, American(1839)

An American singer, actress and song-writer.

Edgar Allan
Edgar Allan Writer, American(1809)

An American writer, known as a poet and critic but most famous as the first master of the short-stories.

This day in History


United States explorer Charles Wilkes claims part of Antarctica for the United States.


Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in seven hours and 28 minutes, setting a new transcontinental flight speed record.


The Japanese invade Burma.


Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) gives birth to little Ricky. More viewers tuned in to watch that blessed event than the following day's inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Indira Gandhi, daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, becomes first woman Prime Minister of India.

Edgar Allan (1809-1849)

Edgar Allan

An American writer, known as a poet and critic but most famous as the first master of the short-stories especially the psychological horror tale. He was born on 19 January 1809, in United States. Both his poems and his tales of the mysterious and macabre produce "a Haunting Effects", often reflecting Poet's obsession with death. Many of the stories express abnormal states of mind and are constructed in terms of a single mad obsession. Poe is also important for his literary theories and for his invention of the modern detective story. Many major American and European writers have professed their artistic debt to him. His influence can be seen in the work of such diverse writers as Charles Baudelaire, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He died on October 7 1849, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal