1. 1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first published in the “New York Evening Mirror.”

2. 1861: Kansas became the 34th state of the United States.

3. 1936: The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame were announced, including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb.

4. 1980: The Rubik’s Cube, a 3D combination puzzle, made its international debut at the Ideal Toy Corp. in Earl’s Court, London.

5. 2002: In his State of the Union Address, U.S. President George W. Bush labeled Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as the “axis of evil.”