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5 Fun Facts About February 10 In Indiana History

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1. On February 10, 1900, the first car dealership in Indianapolis was opened by William A. Fletcher. It was called the "Fletcher American Automobile Company" and sold cars from the American Motor Car Company.

2. In 1941, on February 10, the USS Indianapolis was commissioned at the Naval Shipyard in Camden, New Jersey. The ship was later tragically sunk by a Japanese submarine, leading to the largest single loss of life at sea in US Navy history.

3. On February 10, 1986, Gary, Indiana saw one of its worst snowstorms on record, with up to 21 inches of snow falling in a single day. The storm caused chaos and numerous accidents on highways throughout the state.

4. In 2014, February 10 marked the opening of the doors to the newly built Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The stadium is now home to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and is known for hosting major events like the Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four.

5. Finally, on February 10, 1863, the town of Kokomo, Indiana was incorporated as a city. Kokomo has since become known for its automotive industry, with Chrysler maintaining a major manufacturing plant in the area for many years.
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