38th year  -  N° 277                 Wednesday, 4 October 2023         Antwerpen		
Die Kleinen und die Bösen
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Sunday 27th of May 1827

196 years ago

18-year-old writer of mystery and the macabre Edgar Allan Poe enlists in the US Army as private Edgar A. Perry in Fort Independence, Castle Island, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Poe claimed he was 22 years old even though he was 18 and first served at Fort Independence for five dollars a month.