What is Today v3 purple 300KENTUCKY (12/27/13) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.

1825 – First public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England

1836 – Stephen Fuller Austin, founder of the US State of Texas, dies at 43

1862 – Battle of Elizabethtown, KY

1900 – Carrie Nation's first public smashing of a bar (Carey Hotel, Wichita KS)

1903 – "Sweet Adaline," a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung

1937 – Mae West performs Adam and Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio

1947 – Birthday – Peter Criss, rocker (Kiss-Beth)

1972 – Birthday – Matt Slocum, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)

1981 – Birthday – Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress (Lost)

1992 – Harry Connick Jr. is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

2011 – "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel (31) divorces "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (35) due to irreconcilable differences

2012 – Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, dies from natural causes at 91

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 11560

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 6936

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5671

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4789

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 22, 2015 3938

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11560

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8766

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 23, 2015 6936

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 3522

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1432

Carhartt Madisonville Honored with Governor's…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1210

Family Business Start up Becomes Successful…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1157

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - April 23,…

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 949

Man Sentenced for Robbing Family While at Son's…

by Attorney General Conway
April 23, 2015 900

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 755

SurfKY Spotlight: Sunshine Garden Center

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 680

Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

by Joyce Riggs
April 23, 2015 613

Accident Snarls I24 Traffic in Christian County

by Keith Todd