is a multipurpose arena
in Louisville, Kentucky
on the grounds of the Kentucky Exposition Center
, which is owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky
. The maximum capacity of the arena is 19,200 for concerts, and 18,865 for basketball. While it is used to host a variety of events, it is most famous for its use as a basketball
arena, most notably serving as the basketball home of the University of Louisville
Cardinals, and for one game per season as an alternate home court for the University of Kentucky
Wildcats. The Cardinals started playing basketball there in December 1956 with a contest against the University of Notre Dame
, both of whom are now full-time members of the Big East Conference
. Their first full season in the facility was the following season. In addition to being the home of the Cardinals, Freedom Hall has hosted NCAA Tournament
games ten times, including six Final Fours
between 1958 and 1969. The arena has also hosted 11 conference tournaments, nine Metr
On this day in Louisville history...
The Filson Historical Society
(originally named the Filson Club
) is a historical society in Louisville, Kentucky
. The organization was founded in 1884 and named after early Kentucky explorer John Filson
, who wrote The Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucke
, which included one of the first maps of the state. The Filson's extensive collections focus on Kentucky, the Upper South, and the Ohio River Valley. Its research facilities include a manuscript collection as well as a library that includes rare books, periodicals, maps, and other published materials. The Filson also maintains a small museum. One intriguing possession of the museum is a section of American beech
tree trunk, with the carved legend "D. Boon kilt a bar 1803."
Louis Dembitz Brandeis
(November 13, 1856 – October 5, 1941) was an American litigator
, Supreme Court Justice
, advocate of privacy
, and developer of the Brandeis Brief
. In addition, he helped lead the American Zionist
Justice Brandeis was appointed by Woodrow Wilson to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1916 (sworn-in on June 5), and served until 1939. Many were surprised that Wilson — son of a Christian minister — would appoint to the highest court in the land the very first Jewish Supreme Court Justice.
As an octogenarian, Brandeis was deeply offended by his friend Franklin Roosevelt's court-packing scheme of 1937, with its implication that elderly justices needed special help to carry out their duties. Brandeis retired from the Court in 1939, to be replaced by William O. Douglas.
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