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On March 4, 1989, the racing buffalo Harvey Wallbanger made his California debut at Golden Gate Fields. Ridden by his owner and trainer, T. C. Thorstenson, Harvey Wallbanger defeated Two Eyed Burt, a quarter horse ridden by “Cowboy” Jack Kaenel, by a half-length in a 110-yard dash down the Golden Gate Fields stretch. The 8-year-old, 2,000-pound buffalo posted a time of 9.4 seconds while recording his 21st victory in 26 starts.
 

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Shipwreck dated to December 1680.
Maritime archaeologists in northern Germany have discovered the wreckage of a 400-year-old cargo ship that "sank almost standing," escaped decay from ravenous shipworms and still has the barrels of lime it was carrying for the stone-building industry centuries ago.

The ship, a rare discovery, is from the Hanseatic period, when a group of northern European trade guilds dominated the Baltic and North seas from the 13th to 17th centuries,

 
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