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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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