On this day: October 7

POSTED: 11:24 AM PDT September 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT October 6, 2013 
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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.