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5 Fun Facts About August 10 In Indiana History

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1. On August 10, 1901, the first electric streetcar arrived in South Bend, Indiana, revolutionizing transportation in the city. The streetcar system operated for over 50 years before being replaced by buses.

2. In 1933, the Indiana State Police was officially established on August 10. The creation of the State Police was seen as a way to combat widespread crime and corruption in the state.

3. August 10, 1970, is a significant date in the history of Indiana University as it marks the opening of the new Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. IUPUI is now one of the largest universities in Indiana and offers over 450 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs.

4. On August 10, 2012, the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the construction of a new football performance complex for the Purdue Boilermakers. The facility was completed in 2017 and includes a strength and conditioning center, a rehabilitation area, and an indoor field.

5. August 10, 1816, is the date that Indiana was admitted as the 19th state in the United States. The Hoosier State is known for its beautiful landscapes, rich history, and contributions to sports, music, and literature.
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