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● Pixar’s Os­car-win­ning an­i­mated film Find­ing Nemo pre­miered in Hol­ly­wood in 2003, star­ring Ellen Degeneres as the voice of Dory, a fish with short-term mem­ory loss. Di­rec­tor An­drew Stan­ton knew he wanted Degeneres for the role af­ter see­ing an episode of her talk show in which she changed sub­jects five times in a mat­ter of min­utes!

● The first Ken­tucky Derby was held in Louisville, Ken­tucky, in 1875. Dubbed “the most ex­cit­ing two min­utes in sports,” to­day more than 170,000 spec­ta­tors fill the stands at Churchill Downs, where ad­mis­sion starts at $ 80 but sky­rock­ets to $15,000 for ac­cess to “The Man­sion”!

● Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Taft ded­i­cated the New York Pub­lic Li­brary in 1911. To­day, the main branch houses more than 45 mil­lion books, as well as unique trea­sures, in­clud­ing the orig­i­nal Winnie-the-pooh and his friends, beloved by the son of au­thor A. A. Milne!

● Broad­way’s Les Mis­er­ables gave its fi­nal per­for­mance in 2003. If you hap­pened to catch one of the orig­i­nal per­for­mances, you may have rec­og­nized one of the main char­ac­ter’s voices in an­other pro­duc­tion a few years later— Judy Kuhn, the show’s orig­i­nal Cosette, went on to be the singing voice of Dis­ney’s Poc­a­hon­tas!

● Ac­tress, co­me­dian and writer Tina Fey was born in Up­per Darby, Penn­syl­va­nia, in 1970. The win­ner of nine Em­mys and dozens of other awards got her start by en­rolling in im­pro­vi­sa­tional com­edy classes in Chicago— which she paid for by fold­ing tow­els and work­ing the front desk at a lo­cal YMCA!

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