September 16, 2020

Today in History: Kentucky Derby

Today in History–May 17–the Library of Congress features the Kentucky Derby, first run on this day in 1875. The oldest thoroughbred horse race in the United States, this famous event held at Churchill Downs in Kentucky was begun by Meriwether Lewis Clark, child of William Clark who named his son after his exploration partner Meriwether Lewis. Learn more about the race and and the state of Kentucky by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source … [Read more...]