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Which author is generally credited with writing the first detective story?

Edgar Allan Poe
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Though primarily known as a master of horror, Edgar Allan Poe is also regarded as the author of the first detective story. Published in 1841 in Graham’s Magazine, Poe’s story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue'' follows main character C. Auguste Dupin as he solves the mysterious deaths of two women. Throughout the investigation, Dupin exhibits the now-familiar traits of a fictional sleuth: He’s reclusive and eccentric, with keen powers of observation, and able to solve complex cases using a combination of physical evidence, circumstantial deduction, and imaginative reasoning. Dupin would appear in two more Poe stories, “The Mystery of Marie Roget” and “The Purloined Letter,” and go on to influence the creation of Sherlock Holmes, among other characters. Like Holmes, Dupin often worked at night, smoked a pipe, and had a somewhat dim-witted sidekick.

Source: Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site | Date Updated: May 4, 2021
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Today, we think of Eleanor Roosevelt as a strong and fearless role model. The longest-serving First Lady of the United States, she transformed the role, taking on more leadership and political responsibility than any before her. In her autobiography, though, she described her younger self as timid, afraid of the dark and of punishment, and longing to be loved. It was only in adulthood, repeatedly facing what frightened her, that she learned, “once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you ever were before.” It's a sentiment similar to one her husband famously expressed: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” The difference is in the freedom she describes: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”
4 States Issue States Of Emergency As Gas Outages Hit Nation On Biden’s Watch; Biden ‘Scrambling’

The governors of four states have issued state of emergency declarations as they face gas outages sparked by the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attacks.

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia have all implemented states of emergency, “allowing state governments to activate the National Guard as needed, and helps streamline cooperation between state and local officials,” according to DW.

President Joe Biden has taken heat for his slow reaction to the attack on the U.S. pipeline. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night, for example, blasted the president for essentially shrugging his shoulders in response.


How the Colorful World of Oz Changed Movies Forever

Have you ever witnessed a child watch an old black and white movie and seen the puzzled look on their face as they wondered how our movie worlds went from black and grey to vibrant color? Today we’re clicking our ruby slippers to go back in time to a world where a new emerging innovation brought color into our lives and reshaped the world as we know it!
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