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Bill Shoemaker, Seabiscuit - April 8th

Rider-turned-trainer Bill Shoemaker was paralyzed after an automobile accident. ~1991
 
"Seabiscuit: An American Legend", by Laura Hillenbrand, took over the top spot on the New York Times bestseller list for nonfiction after just three weeks in the nation's bookstores. ~2001
 
New York City Off-Track Betting opened for business. Two branches were available to accept wagers: the Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan and an outlet in Queens. Total handle, including telephone betting, was $66,091. ~1971

 

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