Trivia of the Day!
May 24, 2007, Cardiologist Dr. James W. Holsinger, Jr. was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as the new U.S. Surgeon General. Holsinger’s nomination became controversial and was never voted on by the Senate. It was due to, according to his critics, anti-gay bias in his work in the United Methodist Church where he voted to expel a lesbian pastor and for a 1991 report where he characterized gay sex as unnatural and unhealthy.
Dr. Holsinger served as Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services for the state of Kentucky and was chancellor of University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center for nine years. He graduated from biblical studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, in Wilmore.
President Given Wider Draft Powers
John B. Castleman Dead; Father of Park Systems;
Preserved Peace During Goebel-Taylor Days;
Confederate Major; Spanish War Hero
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LBJ; U.S. Will Not Accept Defeat
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Crowd, Betting Up As Miles Park Opens;
5,556 Attend Opening Day
Horse Racing Trivia
May 24, 1905, Tanya, a Kentucky bred and raised racehorse, became the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. The filly won the race the first time the Belmont Stakes was run at Belmont Park. It was the 39th running of the prestigious race. The distance was a mile and a quarter and Tanya went off as the favorite at 2-1 over six other colts. Net value to the winner was $16, 240. It would take another century before another filly would win, when Rags to Riches won in 2007. As a two-year-old, she won the Hopeful Stakes, the National Stallion Stakes, and the Spinaway Stakes.
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