What is Today v3 sepia 300KENTUCKY (12/30/13) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.

1809 – Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston

1816 – English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries second wife, writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft

1853 – A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London

1865 – Birthday – Rudyard Kipling, author (Jungle Book, Just So Stories), (d. 1936)

1945 – Birthday – Davy Jones, singer (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), (d. 2012)

1957 – Birthday – Matt Lauer, TV host (Today Show)

1975 – Birthday – Tiger Woods, golfer (16 Majors and 74 PGA wins)

1977 – Birthday – Laila Ali, American boxer, daughter of Muhammad Ali

1979 – Richard Rodgers, composer (Rogers & Hammerstein), dies at 77

1981 – Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season

1984 – Birthday – LeBron James, NBA player (Miami Heat)

1985 – IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released

2006 – Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69

SurfKY News
Information provided by historyorb.com

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,928.20
-142.20 (-0.79%)    
2 S&P 2,089.46
-25.03 (-1.18%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,939.33
-77.60 (-1.55%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4262

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3636

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3422

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2976

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2900

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15755

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8551

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 2762

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 2483

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1960

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1694

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1326

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1251

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1114

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1099

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 1093

First United Bank Becomes Hopkins School System’s…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 888

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News