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June 20, 1778, Daniel Boone arrived back at Fort Boonesborough after being held captive for approximately five months by the Shawnee. He made the brave escape from his capture when he became aware of their plan to attack Fort Boonesborough, and his arrival was critical in preparing for the violence. Boone had abandoned his horse after a few miles and made the rest of the way on foot. He covered over 160 miles in four days, eating only one meal and a bit of jerked venison en-route. For ten days, the fort was a beehive of activity. The main gates and stockades were strengthened, and post between the outer cabins ware completed or repaired. No attack came, but it did lead directly to the Great Siege of Fort Boonesborough in September.
A History of the Daniel Boone National Forest, 1770-1970 by Robert F. Collins; pg: 101
June 20, 1914, Luke McLuke beats two others to win the 46th Belmont Stakes, going 1 3/8 mile in 2:20 to win $3,025 and a $250 plate. Jockey Merritt Buxton carries 126 lbs. to win his only Triple Crown race. James R. Keene bred the colt at Castleton Stud.
January 20, 1950, Audubon Country Club, Owl Creek Country Club, Pastime Boat Club, Big Spring Golf Club and other private Louisville clubs removed their slot machines overnight, at least temporarily, due to a feud between the Sherriff and County Judge. Many were not concerned and let their patrons continue to gamble without fearing any repercussions.
June 20, 1991, eight hundred coal companies that allegedly tampered with coal dust samples intended to protect miners were fined a record $6.5 million. Kentucky mines were fined $1.4 million, second most behind WVA.
Kentucky Trivia: In 2018, Kentucky’s 53,000 milk cows produced 126 million gallons of milk, 6.9 gallons of milk each day. This meant each Kentucky dairy cow was producing enough milk to make 2.8 pounds of butter of 5.9 pounds of cheese! Kentucky milk is also processed locally; Kentucky has 6 commercial milk processing plants, 3 commercial cheese processing plants, a specialty ice-cream plant, 1 on-farm milk bottling plant, and 6 on-farm cheese makers. The top dairy cattle counties in the state: Logan, Barren, Adair, Christian and Warren.