On this day: October 7

Published: Sep 17 2013 02:24:39 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 07 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT
author Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe dies, East Germany is born, "Cats" begins its domination of Broadway, "American Bandstand" goes off the air, and the U.S. invades Afghanistan, all on this day.