What is_Today_v3_sepia_300KENTUCKY (12/10/13) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.

1817 – Mississippi admitted as 20th state

1824 – Birthday – George MacDonald, Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister (The Princess and the Goblin, Lilith)

1830 – Birthday – Emily Dickinson, poet (Collected Poems), (d. 1886)

1869 – Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory

1906 – President Theodore Roosevelt becomes first American awarded a Nobel Peace Prize

1914 – Birthday – Dorothy Lamour, actress and singer (Road to Bali)

1915 – US President Woodrow Wilson marries second wife Edith Galt, a descendant of Pocahontas

1927 – Grand Ole Opry makes its first radio broadcast in Nashville, TN

1957 – Birthday – Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile) (d. 2012)

1964 – Birthday – Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur

1967 – Otis Redding, dies in plane crash at 26

1985 – Birthday – Raven-Symoné, American actress and singer (That's So Raven)

2005 – Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (b. 1940) suffered a heart attack and died at 65

2005 – Country music artist Garth Brooks (43) weds singer Trisha Yearwood (41) in Claremore, OK

2012 – Google begins selling $99 laptops

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