Thursday, January 29, 2015

Today in History - January 29

Events with Connections to Union Square and Southwest Baltimore (Sowebo)


1845

On Jan. 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first published in the New York Evening Mirror.

1936

In 1936, the first inductees of baseball’s Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, New York.
Babe Ruth - Baltimore Orioles (1914)

1956

In 1956, editor-essayist H. L. Mencken, the “Sage of Baltimore,” died at age 75.
H. L. Mencken at home on Hollins Street with Union Square in the window

Thought for Today:

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
— Robert Frost, American poet (born 1874, died this date in 1963).

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