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Today in History: January 12

Slide 1 of 11: Henry Ford stands beside the Ford 999 racer constructed in Oct. 1902, his first contribution to automobile racing.  The race car driver is Barney Oldfield.  The location is not known.

1904: Henry Ford sets speed record

Henry Ford sets a land-speed record of 91.37 mph on the frozen surface of Michigan’s Lake St. Clair.

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