Return to Daily IQ 1936Pioneers in CooperstownTy 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. 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. 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." Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?