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5 Fun Facts About December 30 In Indiana History

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1. Birth of Michael Graves
On December 30, 1934, Michael Graves, an influential postmodern architect, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Graves designed buildings all around the world, including the Portland Building in Oregon and the Denver Central Library.

2. Purdue University's Grand Prix
One of the largest collegiate go-karting races, Purdue Grand Prix, began on December 30, 1958, in West Lafayette, Indiana. The race featured 50 drivers from Purdue University and is now a popular event that attracts visitors from all over the country.

3. Indiana State Police
On December 30, 1933, Indiana Governor Paul V. McNutt signed a bill to create the Indiana State Police, which is responsible for enforcing the law and protecting citizens throughout the state of Indiana. The first Indiana State Police was made up of just 16 officers.

4. The Indiana Pacers' First Game
On this day in 1967, the Indiana Pacers played their first game in the American Basketball Association (ABA) against the Kentucky Colonels. The Pacers won the game 118-92.

5. Indianapolis Colts' Big Win
On December 30, 2007, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Tennessee Titans 16-10 in the last game of the regular season, allowing them to advance to the NFL playoffs. The Colts later went on to win Super Bowl XLI.
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