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On August 19, 1919, in a break with conventional practice, U. President Woodrow Wilson appears personally before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to argue in favor of its ratification of the Versailles Treaty, the peace settlement that ended the First World War.
The previous July 8, Wilson had returned from Paris,...
On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler, already chancellor, is also elected president of Germany in an unprecedented consolidation of power in the short history of the republic.
In 1932, German President Paul von Hindenburg, old, tired, and a bit senile, had won re-election as president, but had lost a considerable...
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During 1975, Hulman built the larger, more modern Museum facility within the Speedway oval, its opening coinciding with the United States Bicentennial celebration in 1976.
The Hollywood power couple reportedly became involved on the set of the romantic comedy The Marrying Man (1991), in which they played lovers. On this day in 1886, Joseph Conrad, born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in Poland, becomes a British citizen.
The first Museum building was located at the southwest corner of the Speedway's property where the Speedway's Administration Building now stands.
It was large enough only to display a few vintage race cars.
In 1992, Bill Clinton would be elected as the 42nd president of...
On this day in 1951, little person Eddie Gaedel makes his big league baseball debut with the St.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, located five miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis on the grounds of "The Greatest Race Course in the World," and is recognized as one of the most highly visible museums in the world devoted to automobiles and auto racing.