Humpday History (29 Jan 14)




On this day in history…


—1845   – The Poem, “The Raven” is published by Edgar Allan Poe (in the

New York Evening Mirror)




—1856   – Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross, highest military decoration

awarded for valour “in the face of the enemy” in the UK and many of the

commonwealth nations.



—1907   – Charlis Curtis (who would later go on to become Vice President)

becomes the first native American Senator.



A classic of literature was published, a more proper honoring of our heroes is instituted, and a sadly overlooked inspirational event all occurred on this day.


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