November 14th, 2001

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This day in history

Before the height of his career as a writer, poet, and literary editor, Edgar Allen Poe was in the military, and was once reprimanded for failing to show up to parade with white gloves, polished boots, and a cap. So, the next day after being reprimanded, Poe was buried alive and spent days still alive in the coffin, desperately scratching to get free.