08 March 2017

Racing at Daytona

8 March 1936  


On this date in 1936...

The first stock car race was held on Daytona Beach, Florida.


Other Years:


  • 1848 - Future Confederate General James Longstreet married Maria Louisa Garland in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • 1853 - The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson was unveiled in Washington, DC
  • 1861 - St. Augustine, Florida surrendered to federal troops.
  • 1862 - The C.S.S. Virginia began patrol near Hampton Roads, Virginia. The Virginia sank U.S.S. Cumberland, and damaged both the U.S.S. Minnesota and U.S.S. Roanoke on its first day.
  • 1865 - The Battle of Kinston, North Carolina began.
  • 1949 - WBAP-FM, began broadcasting in Fort Worth Texas.
  • 1988 - At Fort Campbell, Kentucky 17 U.S. soldiers were killed when two Army helicopters suffered a midair collision.



Read: Why Know Southern History?

© 2016 KnowSouthernHistory.Org
All Rights Reserved

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...