On this Day August 19
1909 – The first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before a crowd of 12,000. Austrian immigrant Louis Schwitzer wins the five-lap event driving a Stoddard-Dayton at an average speed of 57.4 miles per hour.
Own a Piece of This Day
The Best of The Commodores
Renowned for the R&B hits “Just to Be Close to You,” “Easy,” and “Brickhouse,” to name just a few, The Commodores were one of the top bands during their long tenure at Motown. They are credited with seven No. 1 songs and a host of other Top 10 hits on the Billboard charts, and their vast catalog includes more than 50 albums.
Richard Marx / Greatest Hits
This album contains Richard Marx’s most popular hits, including “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Endless Summer Nights,” “Hazard,” “Right Here Waiting” and others that were staples of Top 40 radio during the height of his popularity.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Officially licensed in cooperation with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this book tells the compelling story of the most renowned racing venue in the world, capturing moments, big and small, that mark the Speedway’s first century and spotlight the people who made the speedway what it is today.
Operation Overflight: A Memoir of the U-2 Incident
In this new edition of his classic 1970 memoir about the notorious U-2 incident, pilot Francis Gary Powers reveals the full story of what actually happened in the most sensational espionage case in Cold War history.
My Life / Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton s “My Life” is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public.
Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers
Discover the complete story of the Wright brothers’ lives and works: from their early childhood and initial fascination with flight, through the years of experimentation with gliders on the sand dunes of Indiana, to the exhilarating days on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where they perfected the design for the initial flyer, culminating in the historic first 1903 flight at Kitty Hawk.