KENTUCKY (11/7/13) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.
1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, struck the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France
1848 – General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US
1867 – Marie Curie, Warsaw, discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911), (d. 1934)
1874 – First cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol was published by Thomas Nast
1908 – Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, was shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42
1916 – Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) was elected to Congress as its first woman Representative
1918 – Famous evangelist Billy Graham was born
1943 – The last scoreless tie in the NFL – Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0
1951 – Frank Sinatra (34) married second wife, film star Ava Gardner (26)
1959 – Billy Gillispie, controversial former coach of the UK Wildcats, was born
1962 – Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady (1933-1945), died at 78 in New York City
1982 – Liz Taylor is divorced from seventh husband, John Warner
1988 – MLB all-stars beat Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
2004 – Howard Keel, American actor (Dallas, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) died at 85
2012 – Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approved measures for same-sex marriage.
Information provided by historyorb.com
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