Archive for May 27th, 2012

A HOLIDAY FOR REMEMBERING

Memorial-Day-2012
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THE FIRST INDIANAPOLIS 500 WAS IN 1911

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Ray Harroun was the winner of the first Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 1911. He was awarded the sum of $25,100.


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A total of 40 drivers participated in that first Indy race.

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The Marmon Wasp in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame

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FOLK HERO BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1837

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    James Butler Hickok
(May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)

He was known as Wild Bill Hickok, a legend of the American Old
West
. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation
as a lawman and professional gambler, resulted in his fame, though
some of his exploits are fictionalized.

Hickok came to the West as a stagecoach driver, then became a
lawman in the frontier territories of Kansas and Nebraska. Hickok
was involved in several notable shootouts. He was shot and killed
while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory,
now South Dakota.

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The grave marker of Wild Bill in Deadwood, South Dakota

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YOUNG EVANGELIST VISITS PORTLAND IN 1950

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Billy Graham is 93 (Nov. 7, 1918)

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~

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