What is_Today_v3_yellow_300KENTUCKY (12/13/13) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.

1818 – Birthday – Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln and First Lady (1861-65)

1843 – "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold

1925 – Birthday – Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)

1929 – Birthday – Christopher Plummer, Toronto, actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House)

1944 – Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138

1948 – Birthday – Ted Nugent, Detroit, guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever)

1957 – Birthday – Steve Buscemi, actor (Fargo)

1961 – Grandma Moses, US painter, dies at 101

1967 – Birthday – Jamie Foxx, comedian (In Living Color)

1978 – Susan B. Anthony dollar, first US coin to honor a woman, issued

1983 – Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's first female governor

1989 – Birthday – Taylor Swift, Reading, Pennsylvania, American singer/songwriter (Our Song)

2000 – American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech.

2001 – Oscar winning-actress Kate Winslet (26) divorces assistant film director Jim Threapleton (28) due to unreasonable behavior after three years of marriage

2010 – "Dexter" actress Jennifer Carpenter (31) divorces actor Michael C. Hall (40) due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 12088

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7599

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5809

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4916

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4203

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 12088

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8834

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 25, 2015 1259

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 1015

Elementary Girls in Good GRACES with Unique…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 854

Planning Commission Approves Zoning Amendments…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 790

Superheroes ‘Bowl for Kids Sake’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 723

Focus on Hopkins County: Interview with Sheriff…

by Tim Thomas
April 25, 2015 646

Webster County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
April 25, 2015 576

Tobacco Quitline Callers Eligible for Extra…

by Beth Fisher
April 25, 2015 529

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 517

Keeping the Faith - 'To Die Trying'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 25, 2015 491

Hooked on Science - 'Magnetic Money'

by Jason Lindsey