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The first American performance of a Beethoven symphony was in Lexington in 1817.

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  • 1775 - Lexington, Kentucky founded

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  • 1854 - Lexington
    Lexington, a handsome and wealthy city, capital of Fayette county, Kentucky, on the Town fork of the Elkhorn river, 26 miles S. E. from Frankfort, 81 ...Read MORE...


  • 1861 - August 6 - Lexington KY-Union miltary camp forms in neutral state

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  • 1862 - October 18 - Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

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  • News 1871 - Oyster Can Explodes
    A sealed can of oysters carelessly left on the embers in a store at Lexington, Ky., the other day, exploded with tremendous force, bursting the grate ...Read MORE...


  • 1894 - May 20 - A record late snow of two to eight inches whitened parts of central and eastern Kentucky. Lexington KY received six inches of snow.

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  • 1895 - Lexington
    Lexington, a handsome city, the capital of Fayette co., Ky., is on the Kentucky Central Railroad, at its junction with the Louisville, Cincinnati & Le...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - Mangled By A Trolley Car. Miss Masie Todd, Cousin of Robert Todd Lincoln, Killed.
    Lexington, Ky., May 13.-Special Telegram-An electric street car ran down and killed Miss MASIE TODD, who was attempting to cross in front of it on her...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - COURT HOUSE BURNED. BUILDING DESTROYED BUT RECORDS WERE SAVED.
    Lexington, Ky., May 14. - Fire broke out in the attic of the court house here at 9:45 a.m., and in a few minutes the upper story and dome were in flam...Read MORE...


  • News 1902 - FIRE AT COLONEL GIBSON'S.
    The residence of Colonel Hart Gibson on the Harrodsburg pike was saved from burning by quick work on the part of the fire department early yesterday m...Read MORE...


  • 1902 - STATE SCHOOL BURNED. The 282 Children Confined There are Thought to Have Gotten Out Safely.
    Lexington, Ky., March 20.- At 1 o'clock this morning was notified that the state school of reform six miles from the city and in which 282 children ar...Read MORE...


  • News 1905 - TWELVE PERSONS ARE INJURED. RAILROAD TRAIN HURLED FROM A BRIDGE INTO A CREEK.
    Lexington, Ky., Oct. 28 - Passengers on the Louisville Southern train No. 9, due here at 7 p.m., had a narrow escape when the train was hurled from a ...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - CHRIS. LILLARD HURT IN FALL FROM A CAR. Knocked Unconscious While Attempting to Alight From Moving Car.
    Chris. Lillard, who resides at 141 East Fourth street, met with an accident about noon yesterday which will no doubt confine him to his home for some ...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - SOUTH BROADWAY INN IS DAMAGED BY FIRE
    Fire that might have attained serious proportions in the second floor of the South Broadway Inn, at 343 South Broadway, at 8 o'clock last night, was e...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - Eye Burned Out By Red Hot Iron. Blacksmith Cahill Victim Of A Serious Accident While At Work.
    George Cahill, a blacksmith, living on Jefferson Street, met with an accident yesterday afternoon by which his eye was burned out. He was at work in K...Read MORE...


  • Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Hampton Court
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  • 1916
    Lexington, a city, the capital of Fayette co., Ky., is on the Louisville and Nashville, the Queen and Crescent and other railroads, 29 miles ESE. of F...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - Auto Damaged in Collision
    An automobile driven by George Calvin, of this city, collided with a horse and buggy driven by James Ecton, colored, at the corner of Main and Washing...Read MORE...


  • Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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  • Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Morgan's Home

    "John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

    ...He was killed at Greeneville, Tennessee in September 1864. "
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    Morgan's home was built in Lexington,... Read MORE...

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  • 1955 - March 15 - WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Morgan's Home

"John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

...He was killed at Greeneville, Tennessee in September 1864. "
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  • 1775 - Lexington, Kentucky founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Lexington
    Lexington, a handsome and wealthy city, capital of Fayette county, Kentucky, on the Town fork of the Elkhorn river, 26 miles S. E. from Frankfort, 81 ... Read MORE...

  • 1861 - August 6 - Lexington KY-Union miltary camp forms in neutral state

    historyorb.com
  • 1862 - October 18 - Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

    historyorb.com
  • News  1871 - Oyster Can Explodes
    A sealed can of oysters carelessly left on the embers in a store at Lexington, Ky., the other day, exploded with tremendous force, bursting the grate ... Read MORE...

  • 1894 - May 20 - A record late snow of two to eight inches whitened parts of central and eastern Kentucky. Lexington KY received six inches of snow.

    The Weather Channel
  • 1895 - Lexington
    Lexington, a handsome city, the capital of Fayette co., Ky., is on the Kentucky Central Railroad, at its junction with the Louisville, Cincinnati &... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - Mangled By A Trolley Car. Miss Masie Todd, Cousin of Robert Todd Lincoln, Killed.
    Lexington, Ky., May 13.-Special Telegram-An electric street car ran down and killed Miss MASIE TODD, who was attempting to cross in front of it on... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - COURT HOUSE BURNED. BUILDING DESTROYED BUT RECORDS WERE SAVED.
    Lexington, Ky., May 14. - Fire broke out in the attic of the court house here at 9:45 a.m., and in a few minutes the upper story and dome were in... Read MORE...

  • 1902 - STATE SCHOOL BURNED. The 282 Children Confined There are Thought to Have Gotten Out Safely.
    Lexington, Ky., March 20.- At 1 o'clock this morning was notified that the state school of reform six miles from the city and in which 282 children... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - FIRE AT COLONEL GIBSON'S.
    The residence of Colonel Hart Gibson on the Harrodsburg pike was saved from burning by quick work on the part of the fire department early yesterday... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - TWELVE PERSONS ARE INJURED. RAILROAD TRAIN HURLED FROM A BRIDGE INTO A CREEK.
    Lexington, Ky., Oct. 28 - Passengers on the Louisville Southern train No. 9, due here at 7 p.m., had a narrow escape when the train was hurled from a ... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - CHRIS. LILLARD HURT IN FALL FROM A CAR. Knocked Unconscious While Attempting to Alight From Moving Car.
    Chris. Lillard, who resides at 141 East Fourth street, met with an accident about noon yesterday which will no doubt confine him to his home for some ... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - SOUTH BROADWAY INN IS DAMAGED BY FIRE
    Fire that might have attained serious proportions in the second floor of the South Broadway Inn, at 343 South Broadway, at 8 o'clock last night, was... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - Eye Burned Out By Red Hot Iron. Blacksmith Cahill Victim Of A Serious Accident While At Work.
    George Cahill, a blacksmith, living on Jefferson Street, met with an accident yesterday afternoon by which his eye was burned out. He was at work in... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lexington, a city, the capital of Fayette co., Ky., is on the Louisville and Nashville, the Queen and Crescent and other railroads, 29 miles ESE. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - Auto Damaged in Collision
    An automobile driven by George Calvin, of this city, collided with a horse and buggy driven by James Ecton, colored, at the corner of Main and... Read MORE...

  • 1955 - March 15 - WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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