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Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.

Seabiscuit acrossing the finish line, beating Triple Crown winner War Admiral at Pimlico race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. November 1, 1938. 40 million people listened to the race on the radio.

Ann Mayes Rutledge - Abraham Lincoln’s First Love. Her death at the age of 22 led to Lincoln’s first known severe depression.

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