Datebook: October 15 - Hunley Sinks 150 Years Ago

Oct 15, 2013

The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley played a small role in the Civil War, but was significant in naval warfare as the first to sink a ship. On this day, however, it sank in a training exercise, killing its inventor Horace Hunley. Its wreck was found off the coast of South Carolina in the 1970s, valued at $40 million.

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 15

There’s a regular monthly meeting of the Pennyrile Grandparent Support Group tomorrow morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office in Hopkinsville. For more information, contact Miranda Hunt at 270-886-9484.

The 2013 Purchase Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for Saturday at the Carson Center in Paducah. Participants can find details and register online at or by phone at 502-451-4266.

The Murray State University Concert Choir performs Brahms's Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 in Lovett Auditorium on the campus of Murray State University. The pianists are Matthew Gianforte and Meeyoun Park. Bradley Almquist is the choir director. For more information, call the music department at 270-809-4288.

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