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This Happened

This Happened β€” May 30: First Indy 500 Race

The first Indianapolis 500 car race was held on this day in 1911. The race is 500 miles long, and is commonly known as the "Indy 500."

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Where was the first Indy 500 car race held?

The first Indy 500 car race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, USA.

Who won the first Indy 500 car race?

The first Indy 500 car race was won by Ray Harroun, an American driver who drove a Marmon Wasp.

What was the prize money for the first Indy 500 car race?

The prize money for the first Indy 500 car race. was $27,550, with $10,000 going to the winner Ray Harroun. This was a significant amount of money at the time and helped to establish the race's prestige

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Rare Earth Race: How China And Russia (And EVs) Are Pushing France Back Into Mining

The government is launching a "major inventory of French mining resources", to prepare for the relaunch of mining in France of the minerals needed for the ecological transition. A concern for sovereignty in the face of Chinese domination of the sector.

A worker holding up two disks of rare earth metals.

A worker displays materials which consist of rubidium, iron and boron at a workshop in Ganzhou City, east China's Jiangxi Province,

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Pierre Haski

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PARIS β€” The world of mining holds an important place in the imagination of France's past, from writer Emile Zola's "Germinal" in the 19th century to the many films about the "black faces" in the 20th. Perhaps, mining is about to also become its future.

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