KENTUCKY (8/5/13) – SurfKY News would like to share with you what has happened on this day in history.
•882 - King Louis III of France (b. 863)
•1100 - Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.
•1862 - Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man" (d. 1890)
•1962 - Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36
•1926 - Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping
•1930 - Neil Armstrong, Wapakoneta Ohio, X-15 pilot, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), (d. 2012)
•1956 - Maureen McCormick, Encino California, actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch)
•1956 - Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29)
•1957 - Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut
•1961 - Tawny Kitaen, SD California, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)
•1966 - Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march
•1974 - Pres Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
•1975 - Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown
•1990 - Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame
•1992 - 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge
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