DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)

What is Today v3 sepia 300KENTUCKY (7/24/13) – SurfKY News would like to share with you what has happened on this day in history.

•Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit 312 years ago.

•George Washington was admitted to Virginia House of Burgess 255 years ago.

•France passed the first copyright law 220 years ago.

•Slavery was abolished in Chile 190 years ago.

•Race riot in New Orleans, where two white policemen were killed 113 years ago.

•Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone" 48 years ago.

•Jennifer Lopez, the actress and pop singer, was born 44 years ago.

•Muhammad Ali was convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal 44 years ago.

•Gandhi signed a peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai 28 years ago.

•James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to one 11 years ago.

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