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5 Fun Facts About February 1 In Indiana History

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1. In 1983, the Indiana University basketball team defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 67-62 in Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. This marked the 900th win in school history for the Hoosiers.

2. On February 1, 1865, Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton proposed a bill to abolish slavery in Indiana. The bill was later passed by the Indiana General Assembly and Indiana became the second state in the Midwest to abolish slavery.

3. In 2015, the Indianapolis Colts played in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots. The Colts ended up losing 28-24 despite a strong performance by quarterback Andrew Luck.

4. On February 1, 1937, the Indiana State Senate passed a resolution opposing the sale of alcohol in the state. This resolution was part of a larger movement to reintroduce prohibition in Indiana.

5. In 2009, the city of South Bend, Indiana celebrated its 150th anniversary. The city was founded on February 1, 1859 and has since grown into the fourth-largest city in Indiana.
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