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

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