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5 Fun Facts About April 28 In Indiana History

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1. In 1930, the first St. Jude Golf Tournament was held in South Bend, Indiana. The tournament was established by entertainer Danny Thomas as a fundraiser for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

2. In 1787, the Northwest Ordinance was enacted by the Continental Congress, which established the Northwest Territory and provided for its government and admission into the Union. Indiana was part of this territory.

3. On April 28, 1858, Indiana University was founded in Bloomington, Indiana. Today, it is one of the largest universities in the state and home to over 90,000 students.

4. In 1924, the first crematory in Indiana was established in Indianapolis. Prior to this, residents had to send deceased loved ones to neighboring states for cremation services.

5. On April 28, 1986, Indianapolis hosted the final game of the NBA Eastern Conference First Round playoff series between the Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks. The Pacers won the game 121-111 to take the series and advance to the next round.
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