Kentucky Trivia ● Kentucky Tweets
You want an Open title by your name. To finally get it, even though it’s a Senior Open, I still regard it as a very high honor. Kenny Perry
On August 10, 1810, the Great Cherokee Children Massacre took place at Yahoo Falls in southeast Kentucky, nestled in the Big South Fork, right outside Whitley City. John Sevier’s Cherokee fighters, who operated under the U.S. War Department’s authority, massacred women and children gathered under the falls.
August 10, 1827, Matthew Harris Jouett passed away in his home in Lexington, he came home to pass. Jouett was unable to make a living in Kentucky, and from 1817 until his death, he spent winters in New Orleans, Natchez, and other southern cities along the Mississippi River, painting portraits of notable citizens.
August 10, 1972, a newly devised Bureau of Mines system for ranking safety conditions rated 49 Kentucky coal mines – almost all of them small operations – among the 70 least safe in the U.S. Only 11 coal mines had “best” safety ratings.
August 10, 1981, Kentucky winemakers, a spirited but struggling group, made their first appearance at the Kentucky State Fair, holding a wine tasting session. Their next appearance would be the state legislature to seek financial help for the new industry.
August 10, 1996, it would take an entry and teamwork to bring about one of the most legendary upsets in racing history. Del Mar’s GI $1,000,000 Pacific Classic set up well for Cigar to equal Citation’s modern-day record of 16 straight victories.
August 10, 2007, the three lawyers charged with bilking clients out of $46 million in Kentucky’s fen-phen case went to court to argue for a delay in their trial. By afternoon, the greedy crooks were in jail meeting Bubba.
August 10, 2011, Governor S. Beshear stepped up to the plate and questioned a major merger between Louisville and Lexington hospitals. Louisville’s University Hospital had a “public mission” to serve the poor and if that stopped under the merger, it would not be approved.
August 10, 2013, the 1st horse to win the same three Eclipse Awards in consecutive years (Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male, and Champion Male Turf Horse in 2012 and 2013), won the $500,000 GI Fourstardave Handicap.
August 10, 2020, Governor A. Beshear announced 275 new coronavirus cases to total 35,254, along with two new deaths, ages 60 and 98. He then gave the go-ahead for bars and restaurants to reopen at 50% capacity; however, they had to close at 11:00 p.m. In addition, the governor asked all schools to postpone in-person learning until September 28. Meanwhile, uncertainty plagued the country as Americans continued to stay in their respective holes while they became more divided with less hope.
August 10, 2021, the governor mandated masks in schools as the coronavirus “surged.” He reported 2,500 new cases, the heaviest one-day total since January. The Team Kentucky Website declared seven people died on this day but did not break down the deaths by age.