Trivia of the Day!
April 20, 1911, the infamous Livermore Lynching that attracted international attention occurred in McClean County. Will Potter was the black manager of a segregated poolroom where Clarence Mitchell, a young white man, was asked to leave. A fight ensued and Potter fired two shots at Mitchell. The city marshal immediately arrested Potter and brought him to the theater, securing him in a dressing room behind the stage. A mob of 50 gathered, took Potter to the center of the stage, tied him to a pole, and turned on the stage lights. The mob sat in the orchestra pit and on cue fired 200 shots, nearly half entered the body of Mr. Potter.
April 20, 1973, Patrolman Ray succumbed to gunshot wounds received one month earlier while responding to a burglary call. A store owner had arrived to work and discovered the burglary. The suspect, however, was still inside and robbed the man after he called police. Patrolman Ray was entering the store as the suspect attempted to flee and was shot twice by the suspect. Patrolman Ray was 27 and survived by his daughter and two sons.
Sacred Heart Academy Destroyed By Fire
Kentucky In Lead In Sale of U.S. Bonds
Long Shots Score at Havre De Grace
Babe Ruth Hit By Pitch In Second Game
50 Years Ago Today
Escaped Convict Named In Slaying of Dr. King;
James Earl Ray Alias Eric Starve Galt
Captain Gig Impressive Win In Forerunner; Derby Next; Trained By Bill Stephens, Ridden By Manuel Ycaza; 3/5 Off Track Record
Horse Racing Trivia
April 20, 2006, John Velazquez crossed the finish line first in the Forerunner Stakes at Keeneland, then disappeared as his mount, Up an Octave, broke a front leg and rolled over on top of him. As the horse thrashed before being euthanized on the track, Velazquez, the leading rider in the country, lay motionless on the turf course. Velazquez, 34, suffered a cracked right shoulder blade, a briefly collapsed lung, bruised ribs and ligament damage. Considering he had been underneath a horse weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the 109-pound jockey was considered lucky to not have died. Doctors expected a long convalescence, at least three months, but Velazquez had other ideas, and on Saturday he will ride Bluegrass Cat as the favorite in the $1 million Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown.
Albany – Ashland – Barbourville – Bardstown – Berea – Bowling Green – Brownsville – Burlington – Cadiz – Columbia – Corbin
Covington – Cynthiana – Danville – Dawson Springs – Erlanger – Eddyville – Elizabethtown – Falmouth – Fort Knox
Fort Thomas – Frankfort – Franklin – Georgetown – Greensburg – Harrodsburg – Hazard – Henderson – Hopkinsville – Inez – Irvine
Lancaster – Lawrenceburg – Leitchfield – Lexington – London – Louisville – Madisonville – Marion – Mayfield – Morehead – Murray
Nicholasville – Owensboro – Paducah – Paintsville – Pikeville – Prestonburg – Richmond – Salyersville – Shelbyville
Stanford – Somerset – Vanceburg – Versailles – Whitesburg – Williamsburg – Winchester