What is Today v3 purple 300KENTUCKY (8/16/13) – SurfKY News would like to share with you what has happened on this day in history.

•1896 - Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala

•1898 - Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster

•1930 - Birthday - Frank Gifford, California, NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster

•1946 - Birthday - Lesley Ann Warren, NYC, actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible)

•1948 - Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53

•1954 - "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing

•1954 - Birthday - James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/director (True Lies, Titanic)

•1958 - Birthday - Madonna, [Ciccone], Bay City Michigan, singer/actress (Like a Virgin)

•1962 - Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer

•1974 - Ramones concert debut (NY's CBGBs)

•1977 - Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42. Official cause of death is cardiac arrhythmia

•1985 - Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

•1991 - Pres Bush declares recession is near an end

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