KENTUCKY (1/16/14) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.
1493 – Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his first trip
1777 – Vermont declares independence from NY
1865 – Confederate soldier during US Civil War Brigadier General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary
1879 – January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)
1908 – Birthday – Ethel Merman, stage and screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam)
1948 – Birthday – John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)
1974 – Kate Moss, model (Calvin Klein)
1979 – Birthday – Aaliyah, American singer (d. 2001)
1979 – Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46
1980 – Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
1980 – Birthday – Albert Pujols, Dominican-born baseball player
1988 – NFL St. Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
2001 – US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
2009 – Birthday – Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter (b. 1917)
Information provided by historyorb.com
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