What is Today v3 sepia 300KENTUCKY (12/30/13) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.

1809 – Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston

1816 – English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries second wife, writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft

1853 – A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London

1865 – Birthday – Rudyard Kipling, author (Jungle Book, Just So Stories), (d. 1936)

1945 – Birthday – Davy Jones, singer (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), (d. 2012)

1957 – Birthday – Matt Lauer, TV host (Today Show)

1975 – Birthday – Tiger Woods, golfer (16 Majors and 74 PGA wins)

1977 – Birthday – Laila Ali, American boxer, daughter of Muhammad Ali

1979 – Richard Rodgers, composer (Rogers & Hammerstein), dies at 77

1981 – Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season

1984 – Birthday – LeBron James, NBA player (Miami Heat)

1985 – IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released

2006 – Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69

SurfKY News
Information provided by historyorb.com

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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

In Other News...

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/25/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Camper… Read More

Christian County Girls Take the Win on the Road

The Muhlenberg County softball team dropped its second straight game on Friday evening, falling to visiting Christian… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 11955

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7527

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5791

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4883

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4131

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11955

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8811

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 25, 2015 1148

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 941

Elementary Girls in Good GRACES with Unique…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 644

Focus on Hopkins County: Interview with Sheriff…

by Tim Thomas
April 25, 2015 557

Planning Commission Approves Zoning Amendments…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 453

Webster County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
April 25, 2015 407

Superheroes ‘Bowl for Kids Sake’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 403

Tobacco Quitline Callers Eligible for Extra…

by Beth Fisher
April 25, 2015 369

Keeping the Faith - 'To Die Trying'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 25, 2015 353

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 341

Hooked on Science - 'Magnetic Money'

by Jason Lindsey