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Louisville - Historical Events
Date Event
1808-04-08

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.

1849-06-12

Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville Ky)

1871-05-12

Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, Ky

1876-02-02

Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis

1876-04-25

Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)

1876-05-25

1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)

1882-07-18

Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty

1883-09-24

National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky

1888-02-24

Louisville, Ky becomes 1st government in US to adopt Australian ballot

1889-06-22

Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss

1890-03-27

A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.

1890-10-28

Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie

1894-08-17

Phils get 36 hits, Sam Thompson hits for cycle beating Louisville 29-4

1897-06-29

Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)

1899-08-15

Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out 5 times in a game

1900-03-08

NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)

1948-11-24

WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

1950-03-27

WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting

1952-06-25

34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville

1952-07-24

112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)

1956-09-10

Louisville Ky public schools integrates

1958-09-05

WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961-09-16

WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1964-01-06

Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville

1964-01-16

AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville

1967-01-12

Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

1968-09-09

WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1969-01-28

2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville

1970-08-31

WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971-02-28

WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, KY (IND) begins broadcasting

1972-01-29

5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville

1980-03-24

42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54

1981-02-13

A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.

1983-08-25

Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark

1985-02-19

William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky

1985-08-23

Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games

1986-03-31

48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69

1997-09-04

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville KY on WTFX 100.5 FM

2016-12-11

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson wins Heisman Trophy

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Louisville - Notable Birthdays

Mary TraversNov 9, 1936

Muhammad AliJan 17, 1942

Jennifer LawrenceAug 15, 1990

Louisville - Birthdays
Date Event
1890-10-03

Henry Hull, Louisville KY, actor (Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra)

1894-09-12

Billy Gilbert, Louisville KY, actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday)

1898-12-20

Irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama)

1900-07-03

John Mason Brown, Louisville Ky, critic (Tonight on Broadway)

1902-02-19

John Bubbles, Louisville Ky, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps)

1903-07-28

Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), Louisville KY

1912-05-11

Foster Brooks, Louisville Ky, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy)

1913-01-29

Victor Mature, Louisville KY, actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah) (d. 1999)

1914-09-19

Rogers Morton, Louisville Ky, US Secretary of Interior (1968-75)

1920-09-27

William Conrad, Louisville Ky, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Cannon)

1922-11-13

Jack Narz, Louisville Ky, TV gameshow host (Dotto, Video Village)

1923-07-13

Sudie Bond, Louisville Ky, actress (Flo, Temperature Rising)

1927-02-26

Tom Kennedy, Louisville KY, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune)

1935-04-10

Jorge Mester, Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79)

1936-04-14

Robert Herman Nichols, Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown)

1936-11-09

Mary Travers, Louisville Ky, folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary)

1941-12-10

Tim Considine, Louisville Ky, actor (Mike-My 3 Sons)

1942-01-17

Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8)

1944-02-01

Leo Burmester, Louisville Ky, actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs)

1947-07-04

Morganna Roberts, Louisville Ky, (Baseball's kissing bandit)

1948-10-28

Telma Hopkins, Louisville, singer (Tony Orlando, Family Matters)

1953-03-31

Greg Martin, Louisville Ky, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)

1954-12-14

James Horan, Louisville, Kentucky, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime)

1955-11-30

Brad Fabel, Louisville KY, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Gateway Classic)

1958-02-06

Mark Hamilton, Louisville KY, sprint kayak Olympics-96)

1959-11-20

Sean Young, Louisville Ky, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love)

1960-04-23

Joseph Martin Mudd, Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express)

1964-07-01

Theresa Lynn, Louisville KY, actress (Orgasm Girl-Private Parts)

1968-02-15

Kurt Robin McKinney, Louisville Ky, actor (Ned-General Hospital)

1970-12-03

Paul Byrd, Louisville KY, pitcher (NY Mets)

1972-10-19

Otto Steffers, Louisville KY, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)

1975-07-14

Matthew Kessinger, Louisville Ky, fig skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ)

1990-08-15

Jennifer Lawrence, Louisville, Kentucky, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook )

Louisville - Notable Weddings

Zachary TaylorJun 21, 1810

Jefferson DavisJun 17, 1835

Louisville - Weddings
Date Event
1810-06-21

US President Zachary Taylor (25) weds Margaret Smith near Louisville, Kentucky

1835-06-17

Soldier and politician Jefferson Davis (27) weds Sarah Knox Taylor (21) in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville - Deaths
Date Event
1986-06-19

Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59


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