What is Today v3 grassy 300KENTUCKY (8/1/13) – SurfKY News would like to share with you what has happened on this day in history.

•Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, was born 194 years ago.

•Adolph Hitler opened 11th Olympic Games in Berlin 77 years ago.

•Fidel Castro was arrested in Cuba 60 years ago.

•Coolio (Artis Leon Ivey Jr.), the rapper famous for "Gangsta Paradise", was born 50 years ago.

•Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 26 years ago.

•USA/USSR Around World Air Race began at Santa Monica, 21 years ago.

•M2, MTV's second TV channel was launched 17 years ago.

•Last year, eight Women's badminton doubles players were disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match".

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 23, 2015 7702

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 20, 2015 4974

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4303

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 22, 2015 4034

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 22, 2015 3954

Madisonville Man Accused of Domestic Violence/Rape

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 12589

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8871

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 26, 2015 929

New Drug Helps Farmer with Parkinson's Return to…

by Laura Dawahare
April 26, 2015 544

White Plains Civil War Festival Provides Learning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 494

College of Education Alum's Studies, Experience…

by Amanda Nelson
April 26, 2015 468

Legislator's Log - Week of April 26, 2015

by Brent Yonts
April 26, 2015 457

Dave Says - April 26, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
April 26, 2015 435

Mother's Day Buffet Planned at State Parks May 10

by Gil Lawson
April 26, 2015 424

Outdoor Truths - April 26, 2015

by Gary Miller
April 26, 2015 417

Spring Lawn, Garden Fair Participants Learn from…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 346

Mustangs lose to Ohio County via shutout

by Steve LeMaster
April 26, 2015 293

Dawson Springs Mule, Draft Horse Days Come to a…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News