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A.J. FOYT GOT HIS FIRST ON THIS DAY IN 1957

This Date in USAC History: May 12

On May 12, 1957, race car driver A.J. Foyt scored his first
professional victory, in a U.S. Automobile Club (USAC)
midget car race in Kansas City,
Missouri.

A tough-as-nails Texan, Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr. raced
midget cars—smaller vehicles designed to be driven in
races of shorter distances—and stock cars before moving
up to bigger things in 1958, when he entered his first
Indianapolis 500 race. Foyt won his first Indy 500 crown
in 1961, when rival Eddie Sachs was forced to make a tire
change in the final laps, giving Foyt the chance to overtake
him and win with a then-record average speed of 139.13 mph.

 

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Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. turned 86 in Januray

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    HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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    Irving Berlin
    (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

    Composer and lyricist Irving Berlin is widely
    considered one of the greatest songwriters
    in American history.

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    Village of Maybrook in the Hudson Valley New York

    National Police Week - National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial FundNational Police Week - National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

    In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National
    Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which
    May 15 falls, as National Police Week.

    Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962,
    National Police Week pays special recognition to
    those law enforcement officers who have lost their
    lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection
    of others.

    Over one hundred officers are killed in the line of
    duty each year. We vow to never forget their
    sacrifice and their families sacrifice.



     

     

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    Originally signed into law in 1952, National Day of Prayer is a day
    when people of all faiths are asked to pray for our nation. Title 36, Section 119 of US law states: “The President shall issue each year
    a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National
    Day of Prayer.

     

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