Miss Meyers (1949 – March 1963) was a chestnut-colored American
Quarter Horse racehorse and broodmare. Her sire was American Quarter
Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame member Leo, and her dam was Star's
Lou. Miss Meyers raced from 1952 until 1955 and started 59 times. She
was also the 1953 World Champion Quarter Running Horse. In her career
she won $28,725 (equivalent to about $249,000 as of 2012) on the
racetrack as well as 17 races. As a broodmare, she produced the first
AQHA Supreme Champion, Kid Meyers, with AQHA Hall of Fame member Three
Bars, a Thoroughbred. Miss Myers was the mother of three other foals and
was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2009.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Meyers>
Today's selected anniversaries:
New York City opened the Brooklyn Bridge – the longest
suspension bridge in the world at the time.
English aviatrix Amy Johnson landed in Darwin, Northern
Territory, becoming the first woman to successfully fly from England to
Second World War: The German battleship Bismarck sank the
British battlecruiser HMS Hood in eleven minutes at the Battle of the
Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbited the
Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary film about former United
States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about
global warming, was released.
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(intransitive, US) To lend money at exorbitant rates of interest.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but
in what we make out of what they do to us.
--Harry Emerson Fosdick
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