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Lexington - Notable Historical Events

Paul RevereApr 18, 1775

Jesse JamesOct 30, 1866

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Lexington - Historical Events
Date Event
1775-04-18

Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"

1775-04-19

American Revolution begins - Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"

1776-04-07

Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.

1839-07-03

1st state normal school in US opens, Lexington, Mass, with 3 students

1839-11-11

The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.

1840-01-13

The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.

1861-08-06

Lexington, Kentucky - Union military camp forms in neutral state

1861-09-20

Battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union

1862-01-17

-Jan 22nd) BBT Ft Henry, TN by USS Lexington

1862-10-18

Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

1862-12-18

Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest's Second Raid)

1866-10-30

Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)

1894-01-09

New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.

1909-05-10

Winchester's Fred Toney no-hits Lexington for 17 inning

1941-12-05

US aircraft carrier Lexington and 5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor

1942-05-08

Aircraft carrier USS Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack in Coral Sea

1953-10-18

WLJT TV channel 11 in Lexington, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955-03-15

WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

1957-09-30

WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting

1965-09-06

KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968-06-02

WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast

1968-09-23

WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

1991-03-26

Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC

1991-08-28

Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die

2006-08-27

Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

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Lexington - Notable Birthdays

George ClooneyMay 6, 1961

Lexington - Birthdays
Date Event
1821-02-19

Francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri)

1924-03-25

Julia Perry, Lexington, Kentucky, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado)

1931-12-30

Ike Skelton, Lexington, MI, congressman (1977-2011), (d. 2013)

1937-07-06

Ned Beatty, Lexington Ky, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network)

1949-06-15

Jim Varney, Lexington Kentucky, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern)

1949-10-02

Richard Hell, [Richard Myers], Lexington Ky, rock bassist (Television)

1958-02-24

Susan Scannell, Lexington Mass, actress (Nicole-Dynasty)

1961-05-06

George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)

1962-10-16

Tamara McKinney, Lexington KY, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984)

1968-11-02

Melissa Evridge, Lexington Ky, playmate (Aug, 1990)

1969-04-25

Travis Fryman, Lexington KY, infielder (Detroit Tigers)

1969-05-22

Tim Wiley, Lexington Mass, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)

1969-08-01

Kevin Jarvis, Lexington KY, pitcher (Cin Reds)

1969-11-28

Lexington Steele, Crank: High Voltage

1970-12-05

Susan Sloane, Lexington KY, tennis star

1972-03-04

Chris Borg, Lexington SC, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)

1974-06-22

Lexington Alexander, Animal Farm

1980-04-16

Adriana Sage, Lexington Steele's Heavy Metal

1982-02-21

Leah Lexington, Interracial Gang Bang Virgins

Lexington - Notable Weddings

Henry ClayApr 11, 1799

Thomas JacksonAug 4, 1853

Lexington - Weddings
Date Event
1799-04-11

Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky

1853-08-04

Confederate general Thomas Jackson (29) weds Elinor Junkin in Lexington


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