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This Week in Indiana History

December

December 4 – 10 Ryan White is born

December 11 -17 Indiana Statehood

December 19 – 24 Lew Wallace speaks to the Loyal Legion

December 25 – 31 Kin Hubbard's death

November

November 1 – 5 Gatling Gun receives patent

November 6 -12 Battle of Tippecanoe

November 13 – 19 D.C. Stephenson found guilty

November 20 – 26 Launching of the USS Indiana

November 28 – Dec 3 Release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller

October

October 2-8 - Death of Nancy Lincoln

October 9-15 - Centennial Highway Day

October 16 - 22, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

October 23 - 29 - Treaty of Mississinewa

September

August 28 - September3 - Pigeon roost Massacre

September 4 - September 10 - Siege of Ft. Harrison

September 11 - September 17 - Death of Carol Jenkins

September 18 - September 24 - Ambrose Bierce Reported Missing

September 25 - October 1 - Indianapolis News Ends

August

July 31 - August 6 - Oliver Morton is Born

August 7 - August 13 - The Hoosier Dome Opens

August 14 - August 20 - Dan Quayle Nominated Vice President

August 21 - August 27 - Soldiers' Monument Cornerstone is Laid

July

July 3 - July 9 - McCormicks Creek

July 10 - July 16 - Morgan Raid

July 17 - July 23 - Capture of Newburgh

July 24 - July 30 - USS Indianapolis

June

June 5 - June 11 - Cole Porter is born

June 12 - June 18 - Fort Benjamin Harrison

June 19 - June 25 - Garfield the Cat debuts

June 26 - July 2 - Elvis's Last Concert

May

May 1 - May 7 - Corydon Becomes Capitol of Indiana Territory

May 8 - May 14 - 157th Regiment Musters into Service for Spanish American War

May 16 - George Ade dies

May 22 - May 28 - May Wright Sewall is born

May 29 - June 4 - Ran Harroun Wins the First Indianapolis 500

April

April 3 - April 9 - MLK Death

April 10 - 16 - Palm Sunday Tornado

April 17 - 23 - Ernie Pyle Dies in Pacific Theater

April 24 - 30 Lincoln Funeral Train Arrives in Indy

March

February 28 - March 5 - Inauguration of President Benjamin Harrison

March 6 - 12 - Indiana Eugenics Law Signed by Governor Handly

March 13 - 19 - The Bowen-Merrill Bookstore Fire

March 20 - 26 - The Fall Creek Massacre

March 27 - April 2 - Prohibition Begins in Indiana

February

January 31 - February 6 - IND House passes Pi Bill

February 7-13 - President Lincoln Visits Indianapolis

February 14-20 - Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Established

February 21-27 - The British Surrender at Fort Sackville

January

January 1-2 - Unigov

January 3-9 - 28th Indiana Regiment

January 10-16 - Notre Dame

January 17-23 - Indiana University Established

January 24-30 - Blizzard of 1978

 IN MH 12-2-2016