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5 Fun Facts About December 9 In Indiana History

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1. Indiana became a state on December 11, 1816. However, two years prior to this on December 9, 1814, a constitutional convention was held in Corydon, Indiana to draft the state's first constitution.

2. On December 9, 1851, the first official Indianapolis city charter was enacted, establishing Indianapolis as a city under a mayor-council government system.

3. Hoosier author Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis on December 9, 1869. Tarkington is best known for his novels "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Alice Adams," both of which won Pulitzer Prizes.

4. Former Indiana governor and U.S. senator Evan Bayh was born in Shirkieville, Indiana on December 9, 1955. Bayh served as Indiana's governor from 1989-1997 and was U.S. senator from Indiana from 1999-2011.

5. On December 9, 1965, the Rolling Stones played their first concert in Indiana at the Academy of Music in Indianapolis.
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