DAILY BRIEFINGNevermore on a Sunday
Oct. 7 - I'm listening to the end of the Monday Night Football game, so I don't feel like writing much.
So I won't.
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On this date in 1849 Edgar Allen Poe was found in a delirious state (Maryland) outside a Baltimore voting place (saloon). Mr. Poe was often found delirious, especially outside voting places, but this time his delirium was serious and he died.
Last year I complained because ESPN didn't mention the anniversary of Mr. Poe's untimely demise during the previous evening's coverage of the Baltimore Ravens game against the Cleveland Browns. (The Ravens are named for the eponymous bird of Mr. Poe's most famous poem, so it's not like it would have been such a stretch.) This year, you may have noticed, the Ravens had a bye this week!
Coincidence? I doubt Mr. Poe would have thought so.
Unless he were sober.
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Today is the birthday of Yo-Yo Ma (1955), John Cougar Mellencamp (1951), Bishop Desmond Tutu (1931), R.D. Laing (1927), June Allyson (1917), and Niels Bohr (1885).
It's Cassinga Day in Namibia and World Habitat Day at the U.N.
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