"The Raven" is first published, baseball and football induct their first hall of fame classes, the Gulf War fighting takes to the ground, and President George W. Bush coins the phrase "Axis of Evil," all on this day.
1860: Russian writer Anton Chekhov, considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history, is born in Taganrog, Russian Empire. He's also known for his plays "The Seagull," "Uncle Vanya," "Three Sisters" and "The Cherry Orchard."
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