What is Today v3 turquoise 300KENTUCKY (5/20/13) – This is your daily update of what has happened on this day in history.
 
An Earthquake struck Kamakura Japan 720 years ago today, taking the lives of an estimated 30,000.
 
Kentucky proclaimed neutrality in the Civil War 152 years ago today.
 
North Carolina became the 11th and last state to secede from the Union 152 years ago today.
 
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patented the first blue jeans with copper rivets 140 years ago today.
 
The first clothes dryer was patented 121 years ago today.
 
Cuba gained independence from Spain 111 years ago today.
 
Congress passed the Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots and planes 87 years ago today.
 
Rock music legend Cher was born 67 years ago today.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by http://www.historyorb.com
Graphics provided by SurfKY Graphics Department

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

In Other News...

Public Meeting to Discuss Alternatives for Road Improvements Set for Tuesday

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/4/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public information meeting to discuss… Read More

Owensboro's Back Alley Musicals Staging 'Fiddler on the Roof'

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/4/15) — Back Alley Musicals will stage Fiddler on the Roof featuring a very talented cast of 56 local… Read More
1 DOW 17,730.11
-27.80 (-0.16%)    
2 S&P 2,076.78
-0.64 (-0.03%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,009.21
0.00 (0.00%)    

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 14552

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6870

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5224

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3985

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3642

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45323

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 14552

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 03, 2015 2923

KMA Reminds Motorist of New Kentucky Red Light Law

by David Holt
July 03, 2015 1092

Planning Commission Approves Re-zoning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 1007

County Clerk Warns of Telephone Scam in Hopkins…

by Keenan Cloern
July 03, 2015 946

UPDATE - Suspicious Package under Investigation

by SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 860

States Where Motorcycles Can Run Red Lights…

by Michelle Megna
July 04, 2015 620

Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Town

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 565

Pet of the Day

by Natalie Ostrander
July 04, 2015 504

Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 429

Beechmont All Stars Defeat Auburn All Stars 10-2

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 428

Central City All Stars Top Bremen All Stars 8-5

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News