A quarter of the horses in the field failed drug tests.
A dead body was found in a barn at the track.
A mint-julep-fueled melee erupted among several of the jockeys at a post-race party.
Two of the horses that ran had to be put down.
The election of the socialist candidate François Hollande to the French Presidency.
The reëlection of the conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to the French Presidency.
The election of the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen to the French Presidency.
The repeal of a prohibitively expensive levy on cheese.
A surface-to-air attack on a U.S. military aircraft.
An attack on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
The airborne detonation of explosives concealed in footwear.
The airborne detonation of explosives concealed in underwear.
The expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
The creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The auto bailout.
National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month.
The Bank of Russia’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged for a fifth consecutive month.
The alleged beating of the imprisoned former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
The country’s unfavorable draw in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Presidential inauguration of Vladimir Putin.
Governor Scott Walker.
Senator Ron Johnson.
Congressman Paul Ryan.
Senator Herb Kohl.
Bank of America.
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
“Tomorrow Never Knows.”
Dominique Strauss-Kahn bought a new summer home.
The Olympic flame was lit.
Tourism revenue dropped to a historic low.
The Parthenon collapsed.
The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, a volcano in the Philippines.
A blizzard that covered the eastern United States.
A decrease in the world’s sea level.
Human population dropped by two per cent.