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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Trivia of the Day!
February 22, 1865, the Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College of Kentucky University, was established by the Kentucky State legislature. The name was changed in 1878 to Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. In 1908 the name was changed to State University, Lexington and in 1960 the name was changed to its present name, the University of Kentucky.
February 22, 1925, Deputy Sheriff Joseph Talt Hall, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, was shot and killed in Martin at the Beaver Valley Junction train depot while attempting to arrest a man wanted for manufacturing moonshine. He was assisting his cousin, who served as the Wheelwright town marshal, make the arrest at the local train station when the shooting occurred. Deputy Sheiff Talt died on the train ride back to Wheelwright. One of the suspects was also killed and five other citizens and officers were wounded. Deputy Sheriff Hall was 33 years old and was survived by his wife and four sons.
GERMAN WARSHIPS NEAR REVAL
U.S. Food Situation Near Critical
George Washington… As We Know Him Best and As Virginia Colonel Before Revolutionary War
Derby Colt Beaten At Havana Track; Orestes
50 Years Ago Today
U.S. Hints Annual Auto Inspection May Be Required
Pro Strip Mine Bill Appears Dead In Senate
GIs and Viet Cong Clash Near Saigon
Stiffer Drunk Driver Act Sought
Calumet Hope, Forward Pass Wins Everglades
Horse Racing Trivia
February 22, 1969, Barbara Jo Rubin becomes the first woman jockey to win, in a pari-mutuel (betting) race, at a major American thoroughbred track when she rides Cohesian to a neck victory over Reely Beeg in the ninth race at Charles Town, W.Va. Her first win was on Hobby Horse Hall, Nassau, Bahamas in 1969. Also in 1969 she was the first woman to win at Aqueduct and the first woman named to ride in the Kentucky Derby, her horse was later withdrawn. In 1970 Barbara Jo was the first woman to retire from professional racing, thirty years later Charles Town named the Barbara Jo Rubin Stakes in her honor.
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