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5 Fun Facts About December 2 In Indiana History

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1. On December 2, 1823, the Indiana General Assembly authorized the establishment of the Bank of Vincennes, the first bank in the state. The bank's charter was signed by Governor William Hendricks and the institution played a major role in the economic development of the region.

2. In 1857, the Church of the Immaculate Conception was dedicated in Washington, Indiana on December 2. The Gothic Revival-style Catholic church is noted for its beautiful stained-glass windows, many of which were imported from Germany.

3. December 2, 1899 marked the first publication of the Terre Haute Tribune, a daily newspaper serving Terre Haute and the surrounding area. In the years since its founding, the Tribune has become a respected voice in Indiana journalism, covering everything from local politics to high school sports.

4. On December 2, 1969, the Colts defeated the Broncos 31-14 in Baltimore to secure a spot in Super Bowl III. The game marked a significant milestone for the Colts franchise and paved the way for their future success, including a Super Bowl victory in 1971.

5. In 1996, the Indiana Pacers defeated the Sacramento Kings 102-98 on December 2, marking the 1000th win in franchise history. The Pacers have been a fixture of Indiana sports since their founding in 1967 and have enjoyed great success, including nine division titles and three conference championships.
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