1936

PS Magazine - - POP CULTURE, NEWS, AND EVENTS FROM PAST DECADES -

Lo­cal racer Sig Haug­dahl pro­moted the first stock car race, which was held on the Day­tona Beach Road Course, and thou­sands at­tended.

After be­ing lost for two months dur­ing the first aerial cross­ing of Antarc­tica, po­lar ex­plorer Lin­coln Ellsworth re­ceived Na­tional Ge­o­graphic So­ci­ety’s Gold Medal.

PHOTO: LI­BRARY OF CONGRESS

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