Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

What is Today - October 24, 2013

What is Today v3 lime 300KENTUCKY (10/24/13) – SurfKY News would like to share with you what has happened on this day in history.

•1818 - Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his first public concert (Berlin)

•1861 - The first US transcontinental telegram is sent (from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.)

•1901 - Anna Taylor becomes the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel

•1903 - Birthday - Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960) noted for leading the manhunts that tracked such outlaws as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger.

•1929 - "Black Thursday," start of the stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%

•1931 - Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

•1940 - 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)

•1947 - Birthday - Kevin Kline, St. Louis, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill, Wild Wild West)

•1968 - Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail

•1969 - "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)

•1991 - Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the Star Trek series, dies of cardiac arrest at age 70

•1994 - Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54

•1995 - A total solar eclipse occurs in Southwest Asia (2 minutes and 9 seconds)

•2002 - Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC

•2005 - Rosa Parks, "the first lady of civil rights" (b. 1913) died of natural causes at the age of 92

SurfKY News
Information provided by historyorb.com

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Industry of the Month - High Tech Chrome Plating, Inc.

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/27/14) — The Madisonville/Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation announced that High… Read More

Muhlenberg County Youth Soccer League Practice for Next Game

POWDERLY, Ky. (8/27/14) — Members of the Muhlenberg County Soccer League had fun Tuesday, Aug. 26 while practicing for… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 25, 2014 4259

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3924

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3448

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 2942

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2937

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 25, 2014 4259

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2407

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision Near…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
August 25, 2014 2295

Former Co-Workers Trying to Raise Money…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 24, 2014 2268

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Officer Jeff Miller
August 26, 2014 1735

Two People Injured When Vehicle Overturns…

in Top Stories by Matt Sanderson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 25, 2014 2942

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2937

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
August 25, 2014 2804

GRADD Seeking Ombudsman Program Volunteers

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 26, 2014 2169

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 26, 2014 1848

City Street Closures on Strawbridge and…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 25, 2014 3924

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3448

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 2598

Mustangs Marching Classic

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2554

Job Corp Celebrates 50th Anniversary

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 26, 2014 1937

Family Has Close Call with Tornado

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06