Jan. 19: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849): author, best known for his classic novel in which involuntary flatulence exposes a murder, “The Tell-Tale Fart.”

(Video trailer from “The Raven” starring John Cusack)

Robert Palmer (1949-2003): singer, struck gold with the plus-sized hits “Addicted to Love Handles” and “Sneakin’ Sally Struthers Through the Alley.”

Dolly Parton, 69: country singer and actress, starred in “Silicon Magnolias” and “The Best Little Meth Lab in Texas.”

Other Jan. 19 milestones:

On this day in 1949, the salary of the President of the United States was increased from $75,000 to $100,000 after Harry Truman went on a 12-day hunger strike demanding a raise.

On this day in 1966, Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India. As her first act, she made it illegal for all adults to wear diapers in public.

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