January 19 in Pop Culture History

January 19 in Pop Culture History
1825 – The US patent (#X004009) for food storage in cans to “preserve animal substances in tin” was issued to Ezra Daggett and his nephew Thomas Kensett of New York City.

1839 – The British East India Company captures Aden, Yemen. There have not been many companies that could claim “capturing” an area.

1883 – Thomas Edison, using overhead wires, began serving electricity to the residents of Roselle, New …

Edgar Allen Poe Born January 19, 1809. Quoth The Raven Nevermore.

edgar-allan-poeEdgar Allen Poe was born on January 19, 1809 to a married couple of traveling actors in Boston.  Soon after his birth both of his parents passed away.

Before reading this we must cast away our preconceived notions of the life of Poe.  For many years it was taught that Poe was an alcoholic, a drug addict and a madman.  The thought being that could some one write such bizarre works like the Tell Tale …