Tag: Secretariat

Happy Holidays

On this date in 1973 Virginia born Secretariat one the Kentucky Derby in 1:59.40, an as-yet unbeaten record. That’s right Virginia born. And I went to school in the heart of Kentucky horse country. The Derby will be run this weekend. I’ll not likely be watching but I wouldn’t snark at a julep or two. …

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Practice, Practice, Practice

The Music Hall in New York City, later known as Carnegie Hall had it’s grand opening and first public performance with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor on this day in 1891. I’ll never get to Carnegie Hall. The joke is attributed to Jack Benny, although it’s uncertain whether he actualy invented it. In …

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