What is Today v3 navy 300KENTUCKY (11/7/13) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.

1674 – John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

1731 – In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens first US library

1847 – Birthday – Bram Stoker, author of Dracula

1864 – Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his second term as President

1900 – Birthday – Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind

1949 – Birthday – Bonnie Raitt, country singer (Nick of Time, I Can’t Make You Love Me)

1960 – John F. Kennedy (Sen.-D-Mass) beats Vice President Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president

1961 – Birthday – Leif Garrett, 70’s teen idol and singer

1966 – Birthday – Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality (Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares)

1970 – "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only eight days after getting married

1978 – Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84

1985 – Birthday – Jack Osbourne, famous son of Ozzy Osbourne and star of MTV’s The Osbournes

1988 – George W. H. Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) to become 41st president

1994 – Cleveland Cavaliers first game at Gund Arena, lose to Houston Rockets, 100-98

2011 – Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922) dies at 89

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