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 at the age of 18 in Boston, United States.
15 April 1829 (x) is discharged from the US Army at the age of 20 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 at the age of 36 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 at the age of 40 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" at the age of 40 in Baltimore, United States.
7 October 1849 (-) dies of alcohol poisoning in Baltimore, United States.