Edgar Allan Poe
19 January 1809 (+) is born in Boston, United States.
27 May 1827 (x) enlists in the US Army as private Edgar A. Perry in Boston, United States.
15 April 1829 (x) is discharged from the US Army in Charleston, United States.
16 May 1836 (x) marries Virginia Eliza Clemm in Richmond, United States.
29 January 1845 (x) The Evening Mirror first publishes 'The Raven' by Poe in Philadelphia, United States.
1 July 1849 (x) becomes drunk and hallucinatory, and makes a suicide attempt. He is detained for public drunkenness and incarcerated for one night in Philadelphia, United States.
3 October 1849 (x) is found on the streets of Baltimore by Joseph W. Walker, delirious and "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance" in Baltimore, United States.
7 October 1849 (-) dies of alcohol poisoning in Baltimore, United States.