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5 Fun Facts About April 10 In Indiana History

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1. In 1899, the Indiana General Assembly passed an act creating the State Board of Embalming. This board regulated the embalming profession and ensured that only qualified individuals could practice the trade.

2. On April 10, 1919, the Indiana State Senate passed Senate Bill 25, also known as the Indiana Daylight Saving Time Bill. This bill established Daylight Saving Time in the state and was one of the first laws of its kind in the United States.

3. In 1934, the historic West Baden Springs Hotel in West Baden Springs, Indiana reopened after a two-year renovation. The hotel had been closed for years due to financial difficulties during the Great Depression, but was reopened to much fanfare and remains a popular tourist destination today.

4. On April 10, 1990, the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis announced that one of its researchers, Dr. Marc Shampo, had developed a new method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease using MRI scans. This breakthrough helped physicians better diagnose the disease and paved the way for new treatments.

5. The Indianapolis Colts selected quarterback Peyton Manning as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft on April 10 of that year. Manning went on to break numerous NFL records during his 14-year career and led the Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2007. He is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
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