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Three men on horseback racing c1885
And they’re off! Look back at the history of the Kentucky Derby

How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn’t know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here’s a look back at its history.

The Misfits: A finale for both Gable & Monroe (1961)

While the “finale” in the original article title refers to the fact that this was Clark Gable’s last movie — he died just 12 days after filming of The Misfits ended — looking back, we can see that the phrasing was oddly (and sadly) prescient: Time would eventually reveal that this was Marilyn Monroe’s final film role, too.

Vintage Schlitz beer and brewery history
Vintage Schlitz beer & brewery history

Vintage Jos. Schlitz Lager beer illustration/ad (1800s) Schlitz Brewery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Horse-drawn delivery trucks carrying beer Light can’t spoil Schlitz in brown bottles (1900s) It