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

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
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%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 14761

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 7160

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5409

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4157

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3669

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45424

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 14761

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 03, 2015 3322

KMA Reminds Motorists of New Kentucky Red Light…

by David Holt
July 03, 2015 1272

Planning Commission Approves Re-zoning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 1171

County Clerk Warns of Telephone Scam in Hopkins…

by Keenan Cloern
July 04, 2015 1126

Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 1058

States Where Motorcycles Can Run Red Lights…

by Michelle Megna
July 04, 2015 1014

Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Town

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 1001

UPDATE - Suspicious Package under Investigation

by SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 742

Pet of the Day

by Natalie Ostrander
July 03, 2015 613

Beechmont All Stars Defeat Auburn All Stars 10-2

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 604

Central City All Stars Top Bremen All Stars 8-5

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News