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January 29 in New York History


๐Ÿ“ On This Day ๐Ÿ“

Wednesday, January 29, 1845 โ€” 174 years ago

'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe is first published in the New-York Evening Mirror. The poem was highly regarded upon publication, with the Evening Mirror stating that it would "stick in the memory of everybody who reads it.". Indeed it does stick in the memory, and it has become one of the most famous pieces of poetry ever written. In the New-York Daily Tribune later that year, Wiley and Putnam offered a printing of a collection of poems by Edgar Allan Poe for 31ยข, or about $8.30 today. During the time of 'The Raven', Edgar Allen Poe lived in various locations across the city, most of which have been torn down as the city has multiplied in size since the 1840s. Part of West 84th Street is named after Poe, where you can also find competing plaques claiming two different locations for where the home where he wrote 'The Raven' once stood. Based on maps from the time, it appears that the home stood along the south side of West 84th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam.


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Record High: 69ยฐF in 2002
Record Low: 0ยฐF in 1873


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