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1802

John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. He was paid $2 a day.

1845

Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven was published.

1850

Henry Clay introduced the Compromise of 1850 to the Senate.

1861

Kansas became the 34th state in the United States.

1886

Karl Benz received a patent for the first successful gasoline-driven car.

1936

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson were the first players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

1963

Poet Robert Frost died in Boston.

2002

In his State of the Union address, President Bush labels Iraq, Iran, and North Korea an "axis of evil."

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