I recently learned an interesting fact that is not relevant to any current event. William Jennings Bryan gave his acceptance speech for the 1900 Democratic presidential nomination across the street from my office. In those days, candidates accepted their nomination after (not during) the convention. Indeed, there was a tradition where a delegation from the convention went to the candidate’s home to present the invitation to run. When Bryan gave his acceptance speech, he chose an outdoor rally in Indianapolis as the venue, and that location is now mostly occupied by the campus on which my law school sits. (I’m sure there is a plaque somewhere the designates the exact sp0t.)
This was be the second most important speech ever given in Indianapolis. The most important was this one.