Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1849 – Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe dies at age 40 (More info)

1959 – USSR probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon (More info)

1998 – The Motion Picture Association of America adopts its film-rating system, ranging from G for general audiences to X for adults only (More info)

1982 – 'Cats' opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years (More info)

2003 – Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California (More info)

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